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New Mexico Law Would Send Rape Victims to Prison for Having Abortions

New Mexico Law Would Send Rape Victims to Prison for Having Abortions

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Placido Salazarpsalazar9@satx.rr.comNew Mexico law would send rape victims toprison for having abortions
How utterly ridiculous can
people get….. especially this State Rep, who
happens to be a woman? Would she think the same way, if her daughter or granddaughter were the unfortunate victims of rape, with resultantpregnancy? I think NOT.
I hope the voters in her district -
Placido Salazar, USAF Retired Vietnam Veteran
Proposed New Mexico law would send rape victims to prison for having abortions
Posted by Diana Reese on January 24, 2013 at8:50 pm 
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It’s another one of 
those unbelievable moments in the so-
called GOP “waron women.”
  A rape victim could be charged with a felony and face up to three years inprison if she aborts a child conceived in that rape, according to a billproposed by New Mexico state Rep. Cathrynn Brown(R-Carlsbad). The
crime? Tampering with evidence.
New Mexico rep. Cathrynn Brown has garnered nationalattention after news of her proposed bill went viral. (Facebook)
 New MexicoHouse Bill 206
states: “Tampering with evidence
shall includeprocuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another toobtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual
penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.”
  According to the proposed law, even the physician who performs theabortion could be charged with a crime.
Because New Mexico’s House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats, there’s not much concern about the bill actually passing to become state law. But it’s causing a f 
uror on social media. A Facebook page,
“Cathrynn Brown Must Resign NOW,” was established late Thursday 
afternoon.Brown has failed to respond on Facebook or Twitter, but isback-pedaling
her position, now admitting that the bill was poorly written. She wanted tomake it acrime for the rapist,in cases of incest, to force the victim to have
an abortion. That makes more sense: A stepfather who rapes his teenstepdaughter and in
sists she have an abortion to hide the “evidence” of 
incest could face criminal charges.
The legislation “was never intended to punish or criminalize rape victims,”
Brown, who just started her second term as a state legislator, said.If the proposed bill was aimed at fighting abortion, it would affect a smallnumber: Only 1 percentof abortions are due to rape or incest. As many as
32,000 women become pregnant each year as a result of rape. Results from
studies about what these women choose to do vary widely: Around 26

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