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  1. WTF says:

    During an exchange with Democratic US Rep Eric Swalwell about restrictions on abortion care, Americans United for Life president Catherine Glenn Foster told the House Judiciary Committee on 14 July that treating a 10-year-old girl for an abortion after she was raped would “impact her life and so therefore it would fall under any exception, it would not be an abortion.”
    “If a 10-year-old became pregnant as a result of rape and it was threatening her life, then that’s not an abortion,” Glenn Foster said. “So it would not fall under any abortion restriction in our nation.”
    Congressman Swalwell called on committee witness panelist Sarah Warbelow, legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, to respond to Ms Foster’s remarks.
    “I heard some very significant disinformation,” she said, before adding: “An abortion is a procedure. It’s a medical procedure that individuals undergo for a wide range of circumstances, including because if they have been sexually assaulted, or raped in the case of the 10 year old.
    “It doesn’t matter whether or not there is a statutory exemption, it is still a medical procedure that is understood to be an abortion.”

    Ohio is among 10 states – including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas – that do not provide any exceptions for abortions from pregnancies resulting from rape or incest under their state laws governing abortion care. Some of those measures are currently blocked by legal challenges.
    Following the Supreme Court’s decision, nearly all abortions at any point in a pregnancy are outlawed in at least nine states – Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin – and other states are implementing other restrictions to accessing legal care. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/catherine-glenn-foster-abortion-eric-swalwell-b2123411.html

    • eideard says:

      Before my skin became really thick, I travelled for the first time (of a number of journeys) through the cultural centers of the Western World – in Europe. I pretended…in discourse…to be Canadian rather than admitting to be American. Easy enough, since the majority of my North American kin were Canadian in fact…at the time. Plus…in the era of America’s Nazi incursions in Southeast Asia…there was some likelihood of relocating to our northern neighbor…as a number of my peers had done…to avoid Uncle Sugar’s military draft.

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