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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:59 PM

GOP Lawmaker Wants to Charge Rape Victims Who Have Abortions with ‘Evidence Tampering’

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Source: Gawker

If a Republican legislator in New Mexico gets her way, women who have abortions after being raped could face jail time for "tampering with evidence."

State Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad) introduced a bill yesterday that requires rape victims to see their pregnancies through during the course of their sexual assault trial, or be charged with third-degree felony evidence tampering.

From House Bill 206:

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 of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.


Read more: http://gawker.com/5978705/gop-lawmaker-in-new-mexico-wants-to-charge-rape-victims-who-have-abortions-with-evidence-tampering

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Reply GOP Lawmaker Wants to Charge Rape Victims Who Have Abortions with ‘Evidence Tampering’ (Original post)
UrbScotty Jan 2013 OP
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #1
Bigbluebrush Jan 2013 #2
mbperrin Jan 2013 #6
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #3
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #4
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #5
uppityperson Jan 2013 #7
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #8

Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:02 PM

1. What a stupid asshole.

 

I'm going to have to walk away from this charade for awhile. All I get out of knowing all this shit is aggravated.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:06 PM

2. Is it better to withhold the evidence?

Wouldn't the police have a major problem if you withheld other pieces of evidence for nine months? Just sayin'

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Response to Bigbluebrush (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:14 PM

6. How is a baby evidence of a rape? Does it have a big "rape baby"

inscribed into its forehead or even its DNA?

Every father in the US could be charged with rape if the birth of a child is evidence of rape.

Another female female impersonator introduced this bill. No actual woman would do such a thing.

BTW, the statute of limitation on rape in New Mexico is never or 5 or 6 years, depending:

New Mexico Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Assault
Limitation: Prosecution may commence at any time after the occurrence of a capital felony or a first degree violent felony; (A) Second degree felony, within six years from the time the crime was committed; (B) Third or fourth degree felony, within five years from the time the crime was committed (N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-9-11

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt that your post is sarcasm, but in case you were serious, I'd just like to know what toppings you prefer on your pizza?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:07 PM

3. Shit these people are SICK!

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:11 PM

4. So, if a rape victim gave birth, would this law require

that the she raise the kid in an evidence locker?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:13 PM

5. They won't stop until we're back to the 1850s.

And even then they probably wouldn't stop.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:15 PM

7. Locking as a duplicate. Thanks for understanding. Here's the link...

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:15 PM

8. "(R-Carlsbad)"?

Somebody definitely spent waaaaay too much time in those caverns.

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