Should Women Be Prosecuted For Abortions? Kristi Noem Weighs-In

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

( – During a lengthy interview with the mainstream media over the weekend, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who is often mentioned as a potential GOP presidential candidate, said that while doctors who perform abortions should be arrested, women should not be prosecuted for having an abortion.

As ABC News reports in, “Kristi Noem celebrates Roe v. Wade’s overturning but says women shouldn’t ‘be prosecuted’ for abortions”:

“South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Sunday that women shouldn’t be prosecuted for seeking abortions following the Supreme Court’s ruling last week overturning Roe v. Wade, which allowed state-level abortion bans in South Dakota and elsewhere to take effect.

“Noem, a Republican, celebrated the high court’s finding that there is no constitutional guarantee to abortion access, but she told “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz, ‘I don’t believe women should ever be prosecuted. I don’t believe that mothers in this situation [should] ever be prosecuted. Now doctors who knowingly violate the law, they should be prosecuted.'” [emphasis added]

Some in the pro-life community who believe abortion is murder were disappointed by Noem’s statements as they consider all life — especially that of an unborn child — should be protected to the fullest extent of the law.

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