All seven GOP candidates said abortion should be banned, with some favoring exceptions in a few specific instances. Five said that doctors violating such a ban should be imprisoned, and Bill Johnson, former director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, said he favored prison for doctors and patients involved in abortions.
"I am pro-life, no exceptions," Johnson wrote in an e-mail response to the Press-Register.
GOP candidate and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, would not say whether he thought that doctors or patients involved in abortions should be jailed, saying that matter should be up to the Legislature.
State Treasurer Kay Ivey, the only woman in the 2010 gubernatorial race, voiced the majority GOP view: "Doctors ought to know better, and when patients are desperately asking for that, their mental state is not necessarily sound."
As far as the article, the thing about jail time is just silly. Abortion is legal, and should remain so. Governors should focus on state issues. Why the focus on abortion so much. It just seems like there are more important things to deal with.
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There may be some truth to that. It's not really saying that they are mentally ill, just that the are under a lot of stress and may not be in a state of mind to be making a decision as life-changing as abortion. I know first hand what a difficult experience it is to make that decision, and I can also say that many women may not be as strong emotionally or mentally as they are under normal circumstances. Some women do feel pressured by certain doctors just to make the decision and get it over with, they don't necessarily think it all the way through.
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