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Mastriano in 2019: Women Should Face Murder Charges for Violating Abortion Bans

HeadlineSep 28, 2022

In Pennsylvania, Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s views on abortion are in the spotlight after NBC unearthed a 2019 interview where he said women who violated abortion bans should be charged with murder. His comment came during an interview with the radio station WITF.

Scott LaMar: “And again, you can give me a yes or no on this: Would that woman who decided to have an abortion, which would be considered an illegal abortion, be charged with murder?”

Sen. Doug Mastriano: “OK, let’s go back to the basic question there. Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or girl? If it is, it deserves equal protection under the law.”

Scott LaMar: “So you’re saying yes?”

Sen. Doug Mastriano: “Yes, I am.”

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