Gina Barreca suggests a motive for the current right-wing movement to impose criminal penalties on women and doctors who are involved in terminating pregnancies, whether the termination is through natural causes or abortion. A snippet:
These cynically sanctimonious, morally smug, and spiritually vain bullies still don’t think of women as actual people. They dismiss women as vehicular: Wombs are inviolable spaces — even if women can be violated — because wombs are the way for a man to make another man. Women’s reproductive organs are like parking spaces for the offspring of men, and therefore need to be organized and designated by authorities.