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(9,125 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:46 AM May 15

Louisiana lawmakers insist child rape victims must carry their pregnancy to term

Louisiana, goddamn! I suppose you can say that about most of the southern states. This one is so cruel and heartless I just don't see how it can stand, especially when 77% of Louisianans want exceptions in the case of rape or incest. How important is what citizens want? We know the GOP could not care less about what citizens want when it comes to gun control and several other things, but it cannot last forever. Obviously we have to get out the blue vote anywhere and everywhere so that we can reverse some of this cruelty. How much of this bullshit springs from their "good book?" Or from a perversion of it?

Louisiana lawmakers insist child rape victims must carry their pregnancy to term
MAY 14, 2024

Former President Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee, boasts that he "broke Roe v. Wade." In the aftermath, according to Trump, "states are working very brilliantly" to impose various restrictions on abortion and creating "very beautiful harmony." Over the last few days, this process has played out in Louisiana. Lawmakers in the Pelican State voted to continue to require child rape victims to carry their pregnancy to term.

After Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, Louisiana, along with 13 other states, imposed a ban on abortion at all stages of pregnancy. The only exceptions to Louisiana's ban are when an abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother or in cases of "medically futile" pregnancy, when the fetus has a fatal abnormality. Doctors in the state "who perform illegal abortions can face up to 15 years in prison and steep fines of $10,000 to $200,000."

In February, Louisana Representative Delisha Boyd (D) introduced legislation that proposed exceptions for rape and incest to Louisiana's abortion ban. When it became clear that the proposal would fail, Boyd narrowed her bill to allow persons 16 years old and younger to have an abortion if they were the victim of rape or incest. The legislation was grounded in Boyd's personal experience. She was born after her mother was raped by a man when she was 15 years old. Boyd said that her mother suffered years of trauma before dying at 30.

Neelima Sukhavasi, an obstetrician from Baton Rouge, urged the members of the Louisiana House Committee on Criminal Justice to approve Boyd's bill. Sukhavasi said that since Louisiana imposed its abortion ban in 2022, "[s]he and her colleagues have delivered babies for pregnant teenagers, including mothers as young as 13." She told the committee, "[o]ne of these teenagers delivered a baby while clutching a Teddy Bear — and that's an image that once you see that, you can't unsee it." According to Sukhavasi, these girls "can experience health complications that affect them for the rest of their lives."


But Republicans don't seem to give a shit.


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Louisiana lawmakers insist child rape victims must carry their pregnancy to term (Original Post) RussBLib May 15 OP
GOP party of Perverted control freaks. blm May 15 #1
Then, when the child arrives, the victim drops MOMFUDSKI May 15 #2
Girls as young as 11, 12, 13 Diamond_Dog May 15 #3
...or younger RussBLib May 15 #4


(6,312 posts)
2. Then, when the child arrives, the victim drops
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM
May 15

the baby at the home of one of these lawmakers. Be sure to notify your local liberal press to come along with cameras and microphones. Settled


(32,545 posts)
3. Girls as young as 11, 12, 13
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:27 PM
May 15

The trauma to their bodies that are not fully grown and the trauma to their young minds that are still children is the worst thing about it to me. Regardless of being able to afford bringing up a baby, I firmly believe the trauma to these young girls’ health and well-being is much worse than the economics. Extreme abortion bans are exceptionally cruel. I’ll bet many very young rape victims don’t even understand how they got pregnant.

White male “ Christian” lawmakers just don’t give a shit.


(9,125 posts)
4. ...or younger
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:30 PM
May 15

...it's just cruel to subject a young girl to something like this. The rape is horrid enough, but to force them to carry to term when their bodies are not really ready for it is despicable.

Will that young child have support after birth? Probably not from the state. If she's lucky she will have a supportive family. OTOH, there are still too many "fathers" who rape their daughters (incest + rape!!), but now, they will be forced to have the baby.

Which suggests to me that this is the GOP's way of saying it's ok to impregnate your daughter. Just like in the olden days!! That's how sick these fuckers are.


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