I know I said I wouldn’t be blogging again until Monday night, but I couldn’t help posting this. Cathrynn Brown, the New Mexico state representative who introduced a bill yesterday that would criminalize getting an abortion after being raped, is apparently so “horrified” by the negative response to her bill that she has removed her contact information from her legislature page.
But, as Emma Wolf pointed out, other sites have put up Brown’s contact information so you can call her and ask her to withdraw her bill.
There is also a Change.org petition you can sign asking Brown to withdraw her bill.
Brown has been doing damage control by claiming that her bill “protects women and girls from incest and other sex crimes.” However, given Brown’s place on the board of the Carlsbad’s Right to Life chapter and her pro-life activism, I seriously doubt that the goal of this bill was ever to protect victims as much as it was a poor attempt to stop abortion after rape.