Did you know that in Alabama it is illegal to buy peanuts after sunset and before sunrise? And did you know that in New Mexico, politicians are working to make it illegal for a rape victim to terminate an unwanted pregnancy?
Cathrynn Brown has introduced a new bill that, if passed, could charge rape victims with a third degree felony if they do not carry their pregnancies to term. According to the bill, the fetus is “evidence” and having an abortion would be considered “tampering with evidence”.
Basically, the victim would be charged as an accomplice to her own rape, because she is aiding him by having an abortion. The women could get up to three years of jail time.
I thought the “legitimate rape” comments were done, but apparently not. The bill is unlikely to pass.