Republican lawmakers in the United States have decided to limit access to abortion, including proposals that threaten doctors with murder charges

  • A bill proposed by a Arizona the state legislator would charge a person who obtained a Abortion and their doctor with homicide.
  • A similar bill proposed in Mississippi also targets abortion providers with criminal penalties.
  • Republicans in several state legislatures across the United States have proposed bills to limit access to abortion.

GOP lawmakers across the United States are considering new restrictions on abortion in the New Year, the toughest proposals to criminalize women who have abortions and doctors who perform the procedure.

An Arizona bill proposed by Rep. Walt Blackman, a Republican representing Snowflake, would amend Arizona law to add “an unborn child in the womb at any stage of development” as a person, allowing prosecutors to charge the two women who are having an abortion of “homicide by abortion “, according to a report by Central Arizona.

Blackman previously espoused strong anti-abortion views, saying in August that pro-choice people should “spend time in our Arizona penal system,” according to the report. Under the proposal, women and their doctors could be charged with first degree murder, a charge that carries the death penalty.
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The bill comes as a number of states are considering anti-choice proposals that would place a greater burden on women seeking abortions. A Ohio law, signed by Republican Governor Mike DeWine at the end of last year, required fetal tissue must be buried or cremated following an abortion.

In Indiana, a law signed by the government of the day. Mike Pence finally came into effect after a four-year legal battle with Planned Parenthood, the Tribune-Etoile reported. The law requires a mother to have an ultrasound 18 hours before an abortion, which choice advocates said placed an undue burden on the person seeking an abortion.


A bill in Mississippi, also proposed by a Republican lawmaker last week, similarly would accuse the women and a health care provider who proposes an abortion of felony murder. As WREG reported, the state of Mississippi currently has only one abortion provider, located in the city of Jackson.

Under Mississippi’s proposal, made by GOP state representative Dan Eubanks, an abortion provider could face a fine of up to $ 25,000 and could face up to 10 years in prison for having performed the procedure. Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire have also attempted to limit access to abortion in the state. A bill, proposed by Republican Beth Folsom, would ban abortion after 24 weeks of gestation. Another bill, proposed by GOP Representative Walter Stapleton, would ban abortion “to end the life of a viable fetus,” as the Concord Monitor reported.

Caroline from the south Republicans also proposed legislation to limit abortion, proposing a bill that would stop abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, an effort often referred to as a “heartbeat bill.” South Carolina’s proposal does not include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest, according to State.

republicans in the Kansas The House of Representatives last week took steps to change the state’s constitution as part of its efforts to overturn a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling that found the Kansas Constitution granted women the right to abortion, Kansas City Star reported.

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