In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated proposed abortion ban should be charged with murder

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In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated proposed abortion ban should be charged with murder

From NBC News | Politics by Allan Smith

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, said in 2019 that women should be charged with murder if they violated his proposed abortion ban.

In an interview with Pennsylvania radio station WITF, Mastriano was pressed about a bill he sponsored that would generally bar abortions when a fetal heartbeat could first be detected, usually around six weeks. Mastriano’s remarks in that interview were previously unreported.

His campaign did not immediately respond to NBC News' request for comment.

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