So much for “humanizing” (our country’s most sacred resource), fetuses! A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
So after the baby is born, they take him, tag him, put him in a plastic evidence bag, and pass him around the jurors during the trial. Because you can’t get DNA from an aborted fetus. Of course you can, but you miss out on all the fun of forcing a woman to carry her rapist’s baby to term.
House Bill 206, introduced by lunatic state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for “tampering with evidence.” Evidence, thy name is fetus. Specifically:
“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”.
Third-degree felonies in New Mexico carry a sentence of up to three years in prison. Prosecuting the victim is my favorite part of American law.
This unconstitutional bill turns victims of rape and incest into felons, incubators of evidence for the state. The unborn fetus is, in turn, “evidence”, like lipstick on a cigarette butt, or a semen-stained blue dress. I assume this means that only rapes that result in pregnancy will be prosecuted, as if no evidence (fetus) could have possibly be formed during the alleged rape. There would be no semen tracing, no blood typing, no evidence at all, surely a woman’s word would not suffice. Slut! According to Republican philosophy, rape victims will now have to carry the fetus to term in order to prove that they were “legitimately raped”.
Cathryyn (what the HELL king of spelling of Catherine is that?) Brown said in a statement today that she introduced the bill with the goal of punishing the person who commits incest or rape and then procures or facilitates an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime, and that this heinous bill was to “help protect women cross our state”. Or, as a trial run for Arizona next door??
Way to go Rep. Brown, for this ignoble reach-around on a federal law. I guess the state would then be required to pay all the forced-into-birthchild’s meals, doctor’s appointments, clothing, insurance, housing ad tuition for the “life of the evidence”? Maybe we can get a law passed that states: Any republican member of the house in New Mexico is required to let any form of illness/injury remain untreated & heal “naturally” (as God intended) in order to receive insurance benefits. Would GOP Jesus approve?