Ann and I were sure that we had posted this video before, since it made the rounds a couple of years ago, but we can’t find it anywhere. And it’s too good not to post.
It’s resurfaced because Anna Quindlen has written an article about the National Institute of Reproductive Health’s new campaign, “How much time should she do?”, and points out how anti-choicers are hesitant to tell folks how much jail time they think women should get if abortion were to be illegal, and they got one anyway.
“They never connect the dots,” says Jill June, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa. But her organization urged voters to do just that in the last gubernatorial election, in which the Republican contender believed abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape and incest. “We wanted him to tell the women of Iowa exactly how much time he expected them to serve in jail if they had an abortion,” June recalled. Chet Culver, the Democrat who unabashedly favors legal abortion, won that race, proving that choice can be a winning issue if you force people to stop evading the hard facts. “How have we come this far in the debate and been oblivious to the logical ramifications of making abortion illegal?” June says.