A Republican(just saying) 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.( Bytch are you serious?)
Third-degree felonies in New Mexico carry a sentence of up to three years in prison. ( Oh this bytch is serious…)
Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico, a progressive nonprofit opposing the bill, called it “blatantly unconstitutional” on Thursday. (and blantantly stupid as f*ck, son! )
“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.
UPDATE: 12:25 p.m. — Brown said in a statement Thursday that she introduced the bill with the goal of punishing the person who commits incest or rape and then procures or facilitates an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime.
“New Mexico needs to strengthen its laws to deter sex offenders,” said Brown. “By adding this law in New Mexico, we can help to protect women across our state.” [source]
DUDE! I didn’t even bother posting this yesterday because I just KNEW it was an Onion article. I KNEW it was just parody and no way in the world could this thing be true. I put this right up there with the President Obama being asked to resign due to Beyonce lip-synching the national anthem since both stories appeared in my reader around the same time. I KNEW it couldn’t be real. But then after all of you sent this in and I actually read it from several reputable news sources I had no choice but to take it seriously.
….and then I was like….
You can NOT be serious!! What kind of backhanded, underhanded, back door attempt at pushing anti-abortion legislation through!??? THIS one is so blatant that it is outright STUPID!! Like… no one with a working brain-cell could possibly think this was going to fly!! You’d have to have the IQ of a cum-glob to actually think this makes any kind of sense. Y..y..you’d have to be one of those people who actually believes your sexual partner just want’s to put the head in.
I mean really.
How about this for any future attempts at Abortion legislation. When ever you guys on the right get it into your heads that we need new anti-abortion laws, I just want you to remember this: