Others tweeted similar thoughts under the hashtag #WontBePunished:
As David Grimes, author of Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation, wrote last year, the goal of efforts to criminalize physicians who provide abortions “is to force doctors to abandon their patients in need of help.”
And such efforts are clearly fundamental to the anti-choice agenda.
Already, Common Dreams reported last month, abortion clinics in the U.S. are closing at a record pace due to right-wing attempts to “legislate the industry out of existence.”
Furthermore, a report issued in February 2015 “found that threats of harassment, intimidation, and violence against women’s health clinics have doubled since 2010,” Rewire (formerly RH Reality Check) wrote at the time. “Reproductive rights advocates have raised concerns that radical anti-choice activists have been emboldened by a wave of GOP legislative attacks on reproductive rights.”
Consider, for example, that the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday “declined to make any officials available for interviews” on its label change for the abortion drug mifepristone, “saying it did not want to identify individuals involved in the Mifeprex decision because of concerns they might be targeted for harm by people opposed to the use of the abortion pill.”
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