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Kathryn Jean Lopez in the conservative National Review

I don't know a single person who wants to throw a woman in jail for having an abortion.

2006

On a PBS program aired this weekend and taped in April, new Bush domestic policy adviser Karl Zinsmeister told the host that he would personally support doctors being jailed for performing abortions, RAW STORY has discovered.

2006

South Dakota lawmakers yesterday approved the nation's most far-reaching ban on abortion, setting the stage for new legal challenges that its supporters say they hope lead to an overturning of Roe v. Wade .

The measure, which passed the state Senate 23 to 12, makes it a felony for doctors to perform any abortion, except to save the life of a pregnant woman. The proposal still must be signed by Gov. Mike Rounds (R), who opposes abortion.

The law was later overturned, but that doesn't mean that the ideas behind it didn't and don't have support among the far right. Their end goal is the outlawing of a woman's right to choose whether she wants to have an abortion or not. A byproduct of the conservative criminalization of a medical procedure would be jail time for doctors and patients.