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War Against Reproductive Rights: New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortion After Rape

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At this point, I’m inclined to believe that some Republicans (and Democrats to a much smaller degree) will lie about anything to criminalize abortion and/or birth control. New Mexico state representative Cathrynn Brown (R) introduced a bill today that would charge anyone who procures or facilitates an abortion after a rape, including the rape victim, with a third degree felony for “tampering with evidence”. The “crime” would be punishable by up to three years in prison.

Brown claims that she introduced the bill in order to go after people who rape or commit incest and then try to procure an abortion to cover their crimes.

That doesn’t make any sense. You can get a DNA sample from a fetus without the fetus being brought to term. A DNA sample would be more than enough evidence of the rapist’s crimes.

This is just another lawmaker who is trying to criminalize abortion under the guise of protecting women.

After numerous polls on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade showing that the American public wants abortion to be legal, you would think politicians would have lightened up on attacking reproductive rights, if only for a little while.

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