War on women reaching new low
The anti-abortion crowd in New Mexico has come up with a creative new idea for forcing a rape victim to carry the unwanted fetus to term: The fetus is evidence against the rapist and thus must be preserved. An abortion would be “tampering with evidence.” House Bill 206 was introduced Wednesday by Rep, Cathrynn Brown (R), who says she is trying to prevent those instances where a rapist forces the victim to have an abortion in order to destroy the evidence of his crime. Once again, the right of a woman to make her own choice about her pregnancy would be irrelevant. She would be relegated to the status of incubator for the state’s evidence, with no choice in the matter. And this time, a new low even for anti-abortionists: the baby they want to save becomes merely “evidence.” Seems to me an aborted fetus would be evidence just as surely as a baby born 9 months later. And there’s always the rape kit that is standard procedure.