According to this STATE law(Texas), anyone who aids and abets a pregnant women in having an abortion before the fact(crime) is an Accomplish to the criminal act(Accessory before the Fact, Principal to the Act). Anyone who helps a women after having an abortion, is an accessory after the fact(crime). But the main Principals to the crime(pregnant mothers), are NOT EVEN CHARGED OR ARRESTED!! I suppose the optics of having thousands of pregnant women peering out through the bars in their cells, is even more repugnant than the removal of an 18 celled berry-like mass from the walls of a woman's womb.Ooohh I see! Accessories to the fact!
This is forcing females to be alone with it… no support?
Think about it. Would cops arrest only the people selling illegal drugs, and NOT the people who are buying the drugs?? Would cops only arrest the contract killers for their murders, and NOT the people who paid them?? So, when using Texas logic, we criminalize a medical procedure, we arrest and convict anyone who aids and abets the principal of a felony, we pay $10K to all abortion whistleblowers, AND SIMPLY LET THE PRE/POST ABORTION MOTHERS GO FREE. This law is blatantly sexists, biased, and discriminatory. Are Texans really this hypocritical, ignorant, and misogynistic??
But like all religious belief-based-rationales, they are NOT based in fact, logic, or science. They are based only in the blind ignorance, intelligence, and emotions of the hive's dumbest member. When I saw how the governor and his staff treated a protester voicing his concerns in the chambers, I saw the return of the Lester Maddock and George Wallace form of justice and compassion. If you are non-White or Female in these states, you're chattel!! Ruled by the Oligarchs and the Plutocrats of the state.
As I've said many time, if you really want to end most elective abortions, just criminalize the NON-use of condoms and birth control during sex. Or, to legally force fathers to be responsible for the care and support of the mother and child. Think this will ever happen??