From The “Are You Fucking Kidding Me?” File

Oh Darn! I almost made it a month with a political diatribe.

Expounding on the idiotic and outrageous behavior of an alarming number of Republican party members is getting to be pretty hackneyed so I’m just posting this under the “Are you fucking kidding me?” heading. Giving you the benefit-of-doubt for being as morally indignant as I am by their conduct.

excerpt via Huffington Report

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.

Third-degree felonies in New Mexico carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.

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

“The bill turns victims of rape and incest into felons and forces them to become incubators of evidence for the state,” he said. “According to Republican philosophy, victims who are ‘legitimately raped’ will now have to carry the fetus to term in order to prove their case.“

The bill is unlikely to pass, as Democrats have a majority in both chambers of New Mexico’s state legislature.

That they throw in “The bill is unlikely to pass…” makes me queasy because this means in some alternate universe the idea that it would be passable is plausible.

Comments

  1. I finally found you! It took some work, but after you started following my blog (thanks!) I was determined to find yours. And it was worth it because I love a woman who rants about the crazy-ass shit politicians say and propose for women. This bill is outrageous. Thanks for screaming about it.

    Now, how the heck do I follow you?

    • Thanks Amy! For better or worse I can’t seem to control myself when confronted with this kind of explicit invasion of women’s privacy, bodies and rights.
      Follow me? No clue. Other than getting email updates when I post. I’m still erratic on that point.

      Basically, I have no idea what I’m doing on here.

  2. Sometimes I seriously wonder what the hell goes on in some people’s minds. Then I decide I REALLY don’t want to know, after hearing what comes out of their mouths. UGH!
    The fact that anyone even introduced this Bill is terrifying enough!

  3. This is absolutely ridiculous! WTF?!?!

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