In 2019, he was asked if he said women should be charged with murder for violating his proposed abortion ban. pennsylvaniasaid: “Yes, it is.”
Mastriano is talk to WITFa radio station, on bills he sponsored as a state senator.
The bill banned most abortions if heart activity was detected before many women knew they were pregnant, usually about six weeks before conception.
Mastriano was asked: Will the woman who decides to have an abortion that is considered an illegal abortion be charged with murder?”
Mastriano said:teeth [a fetus] human? Is it a little boy or a girl? If so, it deserves equal protection under the law. ”
He was asked: “So are you saying yes?”
Mastriano Said: “Yes, yes. If it’s a human being, if it’s an American citizen out there, if it’s a little baby, it doesn’t matter what nationality it is, it deserves equal rights before the law.”
NBC News reported the remarks on Tuesday. Mastriano did not immediately comment.
on monday he Said The conservative Real America’s Voice network said:
“It’s up to the people of Pennsylvania. So if Pennsylvanians want an exception, if they want to limit the number of weeks, it’s going to have to come from your legislative body and then come to my desk. ”
Mastriano has been plagued with controversy, including his involvement in the 6 January uprising.
according to the polling site Fivethirtyight.comRepublicans trail the Democratic opponent of the Governor’s Mansion, Josh Shapiro, by more than 10 points.
June, U.S. Supreme Court Overturned Law vs. WadeA landmark 1973 ruling that guaranteed abortion rights.
Since then, Democrats have had remarkable success in many elections, fueled by abortion rights issues, including in Republican areas. Kansas etc..
in the reports of Voter Registration on the Rise Among women, Democrats are trying to put abortion rights at the center of November’s midterm elections as they try to maintain control of Congress.
Republicans, including Mastriano, tried to downplay the issue and focus instead on the economic message.
On Tuesday, Shapiro covered Mastriano’s 2019 remarks.
Democratic Party murmured: “We knew that Doug Mastriano would outlaw rape, incest, or abortion on the grounds of his mother’s life in Pennsylvania without exception. I knew I was going to put the doctor in jail.
“Now we know he’s going to charge a woman who’s had an abortion with murder.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/27/republican-pennsylvania-doug-mastriano-abortion-murder Top Republicans Called for Murder Charges Against Women Who Defyed Abortion Prohibition | Republicans