I’m curious, if abortion were to become illegal, what do you think the appropriate punishment would be if this law was broken? And who would be charged, the person performing the abortion, the mother, both? Should they receive different punishments?
The killing of another human being can be defined as either murder or manslaughter and the punishments for these actions are already codified in United States Code, Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
The mother who pays an abortionist to kill her child is just as culpable in their death as the one doing the physical killing. It must be left to a jury of their peers to determine what justice her child will receive.