A federal court decides there is no precedent for charging a woman with a criminal abortion. At least, not yet.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals finds a limit to what states can pass in the name of restricting abortion access: criminal prosecutions of terminated pregnancies.
Women were once seen as “second victims” of abortion. Now, as women face murder trials for unintended pregnancy losses, they’re potential fodder for a prison system that is steadily becoming one of the biggest businesses in the country.
Will the McCormack/Hearn lawsuit open up access to abortion for everyone?
Must “restoring the historic right to life accorded to unborn children” require that women, including new mothers who have given birth, go to prison?