In the wake of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments about “punishing” women who had an abortion should abortion ever become illegal, there has been much discussion about who actually would be held responsible in such cases.
As Trump and his campaign quickly released statements to correct his remarks, prolife leaders spoke out to make it clear that during the years abortion was banned prior to Roe v. Wade, women were NEVER prosecuted. Abortionists, who performed the procedures, were the exclusive target of the laws. Women and their unborn children were both considered victims.
For a comprehensive discussion, please read this: When Abortion Was Illegal, Women Were NOT Jailed for Having Abortions. Here’s Why.