Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent in March 2015 at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Indiana. Photo: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune-USA TODAY NETWORK Among the many offensive things Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano has said that have come to light recently, one of the more inflammatory involves an abortion ban he introduced in the state legislature in 2019, as the New York Times reports : As a state senator in October 2019, he co-sponsored a bill to ban abortion after the detection of electrical cardiac activity in the fetus , usually around six weeks. On the radio show Smart Talk , the host, Scott LaMar, asked Mr. Mastriano if a woman would be charged with murder if she were 10 weeks pregnant and knowingly had what would be an illegal abortion under the bill. Mr. Mastriano answered, “Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or … [Read more...] about Do Republicans Really Want to Punish Women for Having Abortions?