Republican War on Women – New Mexico style

If a Republican legislator in New Mexico gets her way, women who have abortions after being raped could face jail time for “tampering with evidence.”

State Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad) introduced a bill yesterday that requires rape victims to see their pregnancies through during the course of their sexual assault trial, or be charged with third-degree felony evidence tampering.

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.

If convicted, a rape victim could face up to three years in prison.

The dimwit Republican who introduced this piece of crap legislation has changed her story a couple of times over the course of the day as it finally sank into her brain that normal human beings were outraged. By this evening’s news cycle, she was trying to claim that someone in the legislature printing office must have misprinted her bill. She will withdraw it – “correct it” – and reintroduce it, tomorrow.

Just another link in the chain that Republicans would fasten to the ankles of every American woman – if we let them.

One comment

  1. god

    What backwards, criminal devotion to 19th Century belief systems. Primitive fundamentalist ideology does not deserve a place in our legal system any more than it should be in our schools.

    The ultimate dimwits are the ignorant sheep who elected this Tea Party fool. Excepting money for public schools, no one should send a penny of government support to her district.

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