September 24, 2004
By Bill Kraus
Talk show host: I understand you are anti-choice.
Candidate: I am pro-life.
Talk show host: Then you think that Roe v Wade should be overturned.
Talk show host: This would create a vacuum on the choice question. How would you fill it?
Candidate: Legislation should be passed outlawing abortion.
Talk show host: What penalties should the legislation call for?
Talk show host: You know, women are going to break this law. What will be they be prosecuted for? Murder? Accessory to murder? Conspiring to murder? What?
Editor's note: This is a composite version of several interviews conducted with several candidates on a Madison radio station. Candidates' responses to the last question ranged from dead silence through "We'll talk about that later," to "I don't know; how about a year in jail?"
The latter elicited this response from the talk show host: "For murder?"
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