Cognitive Dissonance

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Republican Lawmaker Wants to Jail Rape Victims for Ending Pregnancies

I wish I were kidding…

Apparently it took a female Republican to come up with the most vicious way to punish women who had the audacity to get themselves raped.

Wednesday, state representative Cathrynn Brown of New Mexico introduced a bill whose sheer audacity makes Todd Akin look as harmless as an ill-informed teenager groping his way through puberty.

The proposed legislation, House Bill 206, would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after being raped because the fetus is evidence of the crime. A women who does choose to have an abortion would be charged with the third-degree felony of “tampering with evidence,” which carries up to a three year prison sentence in New Mexico.

As the bill states:

"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."

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No, really…

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This is horrifying. Completely horrifying. 

Filed under Rape New Mexico politics law you are a horrible human being anti-choice abortion pro-choice reproductive rights

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    This is terrible and i completely understand why this is not okay but I can assure you not all republicans think this...
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