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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:58 PM

New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'


New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'

A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.

House Bill 206, introduced by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence."

“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," the bill says.

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Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico, a progressive nonprofit opposing the bill, called it "blatantly unconstitutional" on Thursday.

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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/new-mexico-abortion-bill_n_2541894.html


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Reply New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence' (Original post)
Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
Bay Boy Jan 2013 #1
sakabatou Jan 2013 #2
safeinOhio Jan 2013 #3
pscot Jan 2013 #4
libdem4life Jan 2013 #5
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #6

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. This would be from the Onion...

...right? Please say yes.

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:08 PM

2. I sure hope so.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:10 PM

3. Fetus in a jar

problem solved

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. So if someone gets shot

treating the wound would be tampering with evidence? Teh stupid...it burns.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:04 PM

5. Under that insanity, so would be taking a shower. Troglodytes.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. Insanity.

And the WH expends its political capital to find common ground with this lunacy !!

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