On Wednesday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” the host debunks the misinformation that the Left is pushing about the pro-life law recently passed in Alabama. Partial transcript and video below.
What does the law actually say? If you just read social media and the mainstream media, they'll tell you that this law is going to put women in jail for getting abortions. No, it will not.
This law very explicitly does not punish any woman who will get an abortion. Anybody telling you otherwise is lying. Here it is in the text of the law, Section 5, "No woman upon whom an abortion is performed or attempted to be performed shall be criminally or civilly liable. Furthermore, no physician confirming the serious health risk to the child's mother shall be criminally or civilly liable for those actions."
Even in the case of abortion providers, if there is a legitimate risk to the life of the mother, that doctor will not be held liable. Now, that doesn't mean a risk to the mental health of the mother and doesn't mean a risk to the financial health of the mother. It means a serious risk to the life of the mother — if she has this child she will die, or even if she has this child, she's so mentally ill that she will kill herself or the baby or end her pregnancy later on. Then you can get an abortion, the doctor won't be held liable and in no case will the woman getting the abortion be held liable.
However, in all other cases according to this law, abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class A felony and an attempted abortion performed in violation of this act is a Class C felony. The doctors who perform abortions, not in the very rare case of a risk to the life of the mother, all other abortions could receive up to 99 years in prison. Now the example that people are using on the Internet now is they're saying — you're telling me that a doctor who performs an abortion will spend more time in prison than the rapist, incestuous person who rapes a 12-year-old girl and impregnates her. That's the meme that's going around. The doctor goes to prison longer than the incest rapist of a 12-year-old girl.
First of all, this is a very rich analogy coming from people who just in the last presidential election voted for a woman who literally defended the rapist of an actual 12-year-old girl in litigation and in a case. Hillary Clinton defended the rapist of a 12-year-old girl even though she joked about how she knew he was guilty. We have it on tape that she joked about that and how she knew he was guilty. So, that's ok and you can vote for the person who defended the rapist of a 12-year-old girl, but now you're going to demagogue on that issue to save a million babies per year.
On the question of abortion, rape, incest, and life of the mother those are the three that the left always wants to talk about. They make up less than 1 percent of abortions annually and in the awful case of rape or incest, that's terrible. But what about the baby? If the logic of abortion is that the baby is not a baby, as that gentleman that I talked to in Philadelphia the other day said. A baby is not a baby and that's the logic of abortion. The logic of pro-life is a baby is a baby. So, if a baby is a baby, then in the awful case of rape or incest, the logic doesn't breakdown. Now, I think we should kill the rapist. It would be perfectly fine to use capital punishment to kill all the rapists in the country. That's fine by me.