Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'

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    More: New Mexico Bill Would Criminalize Abortions After Rape As 'Tampering With Evidence'

    HOUSE BILL 206
    51ST LEGISLATURE - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - FIRST SESSION, 2013
    INTRODUCED BY
    Cathrynn N. Brown
     
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    This could be (hands down, if true) THE craziest thing I've ever heard.
     
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    I'll need to see more evidence before I believe the claim that the proposed New Mexico legislation would punish a rape victim for getting an abortion of her own volition.

    This is supposed to criminalize the actions of abusers who would have their victim get an abortion so that no one would know what they did. And criminalize the actions of people who help the abuser hide the evidence.
     
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    After what was passed by the Repubs here in Virginia (the wand of shame law), it wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    If it punishes the pregnant woman for voluntarily getting an abortion, under federal protection it will be found null and void.
     
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    forcing a woman to stay pregnant after she was impregnated is punishing her. why do republicans keep trying to find ways to victimize the victim? it's so fucking repugnant.
     
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    Still waiting for someone to show that the woman would be forced to stay pregnant.

    As well as I can tell, what is being criminalized here is someone else trying to make the woman have the abortion in order to hide evidence. NOT her choosing on her own to have an abortion.
     

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