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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:58 PM

 

Republicans Turn Victims of Rape and Incest into Felons and Forced Incubators

By: Sarah Jones
Jan. 24th, 2013




In New Mexico yesterday, Republicans treated us to “Exhibit A” legislation, introduced as House Bill 206. It criminalizes the ending of a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest in some cases, declaring the fetus to be evidence in a criminal trial.

I’ve been pointing out for a while now that House Republicans were going out of their way to give rapists more access to victims (via GOP’s version of the Violence Against Women Act) and forcing a rape victim to carry her rapist’s baby to term, while also granting the rapist access to the child, inadvertently (?) incentivizing rape. Republicans have also been working on redefining rape and trying to pass laws so that victims would be renamed “accusers”. But now, they have finally found a way to just come out and say it.

If you get raped or molested, you are the criminal. If you don’t carry the fetus to term, you may face up to three years in prison.

New Mexico Republicans got one of their token females, Republican State Representative Cathrynn Brown, to introduce HB206 in the New Mexico Legislature — new legislation that would force a rape victim to carry the fetus to term in order to preserve evidence (since when do Republicans care about rape evidence?).

The bill reads, “Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result or criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.”

http://www.politicususa.com/republicans-turn-victims-rape-incest-felons-forced-incubators.html

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:01 PM

1. Many bills are introduced. Far fewer are passed.

I expect this one to fail to become law. If it does become law, it will be quickly overthrown by the federal courts.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:09 PM

2. DNA

I guess these jerks don't know about rape kits? A rapist SPERM has his DNA as much as his rapist baby.

Even our beloved Freepers think this is a STUPID BILL.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:12 PM

3. That literally makes me nauseous

What a dark and horrible world they live in, and that they want the rest of us to live in.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

4. Just another republican attempt to change their 'image'.....

That 'legitimate rape' thing didn't work too well for them. Supporting denying care and letting a woman die on an emergency room floor isn't exactly a vote getter.
Makeing rape victoms felons? Why their criminals!
That will help the republican "image"

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