The Alaska Paradox



While there are notable exceptions (Louisiana is often listed as the most anti-abortion state and its proposed abortion restrictions are arguably the most extreme), there doesn't seem to be much correlation between the support for abortion in red states and the nature of the laws being proposed.

Oklahoma is moderately pro-choice and yet it basically photocopied the Texas law, complete with bounties.

Ohio is solidly pro-choice and it produced this:

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade by upholding Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, then HB 598 would immediately begin.

The bill’s sponsor Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Republican from Loveland, gave her sponsor testimony and answered questions for an hour.

The bill would
Prohibits a person from purposely causing an abortion by using a “substance” or an “instrument” or other means.
Makes criminal abortion a felony in the fourth degree. 
Prohibits any person from making, selling or advertising tools to cause an abortion.
Makes “promoting” abortion a first-degree misdemeanor.
Creates the crime of abortion manslaughter, which is when a person takes the life of a child born from an attempted abortion who is alive when removed from the pregnant person’s uterus.
Makes abortion manslaughter a felony of the first degree.
The penalties
Minimum of four to seven years and a maximum of 25 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000 for abortion manslaughter.
Minimum of one-half to two years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $2,500 for criminal abortion.
However, the bill (Read more...)