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Jan 30, 2013
Have you heard about the anti-choice bill that was just introduced in the New Mexico state legislature? You know, the one that purports to “deter sex offenders” and “protect women” by making it a federal offense for providers to perform abortions on women who are pregnant as the result of rape because to do so would be tantamount to “tampering with evidence?“ Because apparently the bodies of rape survivors aren’t bodies, they’re crime scenes.
Can New Mexico stop trying to pretend like it cares about prosecuting rapists when they often leave untested rape kits sitting around for months at a time? Forcing rape survivors to carry pregnancies to term as “evidence” isn’t gonna deter rapists, it’s gonna deter women from reporting rapists. Like, come on. Are you kidding me, New Mexico?