A new front on Rick Hill’s War on Women has come to light. Congressman Hill told an anti-choice group that a woman should be forced to notify her husband before getting a legal abortion. He believes a woman’s husband should also have the right to “intervene.”
That would be a major set back for women’s rights. Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Malawi, Morocco, Nicaragua, Syria, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates all have laws which require that an abortion first be authorized by the woman’s husband.
Hill made his views on the subject known in a questionnaire he filled out during this election cycle for the National Pro-Life Alliance. You can read the survey here.
The questionnaire also makes it clear that the Congressman supports criminal penalties for the legal termination of a pregnancy, even in cases of rape and incest.