Why would we NOT punish women for illegal abortions?

RationalMale


So Donald Trump made headlines again recently... he was asked in an interview, if abortion became illegal, should women who have illegal abortions be punished? And yes, Chris Matthews specifically asked if abortion became illegal as the far right so fervently hopes it would.



So I've got a simple question. In a pretend world where the USA is 99% white and hence had enough of a right wing vote to actually pass something like banning most or all of abortions, why would we NOT punish women who have illegal abortions? Generally, when something is outlawed, doing that thing results in a punishment of fine or jail time.

Are we saying that women are incapable of understanding that what is illegal carries punishment? If so, we really ought to revoke that 19th Amendment thing. We can't have people with so little logic/understanding deciding things in elections.
If abortion magically became illegal, women should NOT be punished if they break said laws.
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So, question for those who totally support abortion. Are you fine with countries that have sex selective abortion on massive scale? Such as, India, where girls are heavily aborted in favor of having sons. Thoughts?
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