In Virginia, a miscarriage could be a felony
The Virginia House of Representatives has just passed a horrendous bill, HB1126, which states:
Except as provided in other sections of this article, any person, including the pregnant female, who administers, or cause causes to be taken by a woman pregnant female, any drug or other thing, or uses means, with intent to destroy her unborn child, or to produce abortion or miscarriage, and thereby destroys such child, or produces such abortion or miscarriage, he is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
It's bad enough that abortion is being considered a crime punishable by prison. But "causing a miscarriage"? The language is incredibly vague and should be patently unconstitutional, let alone totalitarian. How does one judge intent in this matter? What's to stop someone from claiming his wife "caused" a miscarriage, getting her in prison, and getting a divorce out of it? That's just one ugly scenario that plays out here.
This goes beyond "overturning Roe v. Wade" into flat-out dehumanization. If a woman lies on the operating table and it's a choice between saving her life or hoping the baby will come to term, well, hope you like a life in the clink, lady. If the Virginia Supreme Court doesn't rule this thing unconstitutional, we have truly entered a dark age for human rights.