Skip to comments.A New Mexico Lawmaker Wants To Criminalize Post-Rape Abortions
Posted on 01/24/2013 9:00:20 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
A Republican legislator in New Mexico is seeking to force pregnant rape victims to carry the pregnancy to term, claiming the fetus could be used as "evidence" at trial.
Rep. Cathrynn Brown's bill would charge a rape victim who sought an abortion with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence," The Huffington Post reported Wednesday.
"Tampering with evidence consists of destroying, changing, hiding, placing or fabricating any physical evidence with intent to prevent the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any person or to throw suspicion of the commission of a crime upon another," House Bill 206 reads.
"The bill turns victims of rape and incest into felons and forces them to become incubators of evidence for the state, ProgressNow New Mexico member Pat Davis told HuffPost. According to Republican philosophy, victims who are legitimately raped will now have to carry the fetus to term in order to prove their case.
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The real feminist/”progressive” complaint is that Brown is going after those who seek and get abortions instead of others who are currently blamed for all of society’s problems.
Probably - doesn’t fit the “old fat whiteman republican” meme.
Who is advising Rep. Cathrynn Brown? Clod Akin? Or Dick Mourdock?
The problem is that abortion mills are basically uncontrolled...
Exactly. And that is why I keep thinking this bill - which has no chance of passing - MIGHT lead to a less restrictive measure that requires the killing fields (abortionaries) to tighten up and therefore reduce the mass murders that occur daily.
And that is a good thing.
Her husband is very much better off without her.
The New Mexico Republican should have waited until November 1, 2016 to introduce this bill.
“Now a pro-abort would say there were long standing marital problems that came to a head...”
I think pretty much anybody would say that about that marriage.
The woman was foolish though. She should have kept the baby, still dumped the husband, and hired a really good lawyer.
Are some of these guys Democratic plants?
I oppose abortion and would strongly urge each woman to search her soul deeply before undergoing this procedure. I would do everything possible to convince someone not to have one. But beyond that Roe vs Wade is now the Law of the Land and until we sucessfully convince people otherwise, that is all can do, and even if we do eventually succeed, I would an idiotic inititive like this one would never be implemented.
Rape is rape.
We have two less seats in the Senate because of two morons like this individual.
“No. Besides, leftists already “know” that all republicans think this way anyway, so what real harm is this state rep doing?”
The harm this idiot is doing is -confirming and proving- that everything they are screaming about republicans is 100% accurate. Republicans and their wacky rape theories are the biggest reason why we have Obama again.
And if some pack of urban youths raped my daughter, and she was lucky enough not to be murdered in the process id be feeding her plan-B and RU-486 like they were m&m’s. If that makes me bad, then so be it. But i know im not alone.
” perhaps you should leave it up to the woman?”
I yield second place to no one in opposition to abortion. Yet, I will not presume to dictate to a rape victim her course of action as regards the baby she is carrying, only to urge her to let it live, deliver it and give it up for adoption, or raise it herself as is done by a rather substantial percentage of rape victims.
I am not for abortion but, on this issue I can see it happening and I don’t know, somehow it being equivocally right.
I am right there with you.
conflicted and I too believe it is a character flaw of mine and God will deal with me but, today I can’t fix it.
You’re not the first on this thread to imply that if your daughter was raped, you’d have her go through with an abortion.
But I wonder where all the libertarians are? The ones that screech; “See?? This is why we republicans should avoid the social issues and this is why we should take abortion off the table as we also ignore gay marriages!”
I bet that well over 90% of Republicans agree with you. This is one issue where the fringe is just killing us election after election. Forcing women to be incubators for rapists is a nonstarter.
This legislator is an idiot...a ‘Useful Idiot’. I have a better suggestion...make ‘random, serial’rape a capital offense. Abort the evil ones from this life.
Sperm is evil.
Another stupid Republican steps in it.
Because if there is no supply, demand is irrelevant. Putting young girls in prison, especially for rape abortions, well never fly. The licensed and regulated doctor who must meet standards, they should no better. Make it too much to lose and you will end the abortion problem.