A study of how bystanders react to norm violation suggests that in general people would rather withhold help from violators than directly punish them. However:
The gender of the violator also appeared to play a role in the kind of punishment chosen: direct punishment was used more against women, and indirect punishment against men, regardless of the gender of the observer.
A depressing catalogue of the ways that pregnant women’s rights are denied. And a call to action.
If we want to end these unjust and inhumane arrests and forced interventions on pregnant women, we need to stop focusing only on the abortion issue and start working to protect the personhood of pregnant women.
We should be able to work across the spectrum of opinion about abortion to unite in the defense of one basic principle: that at no point in her pregnancy should a woman lose her civil and human rights.