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Huckabee would criminalize abortion and punish doctors.

By Matt Corley on December 30, 2007 at 5:06 pm

"Huckabee would criminalize abortion and punish doctors."

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Also during his Meet The Press appearance today, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that as President he would seek to “find some way to sanction” doctors “who took money to provide abortions to women if he succeeded in outlawing the procedure.” “I don’t know that you’d put him in prison,” added Huckabee. He said that he would “not support penalizing women who sought abortions even if they were outlawed” because he considers a woman who seeks an abortion to be “a victim, not a criminal.”

UPDATE: A recent study by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization found that criminalization is ineffective in lowering abortions, and that the procedure is most “dangerous in countries where it was outlawed and performed clandestinely.”

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