They're just not going to be happy until we're all barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.
Republican Chris Smith (featured here next to Boehner) has introduced legislation that includes a provision that could redefine rape and set women's rights back by decades.
Right now, federal dollars can't be used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman's life is in danger.
But according to the New York Times, the Smith bill would narrow that use to "cases of 'forcible' rape but not statutory or coerced rape." This could mean cases where women are "drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes" would no longer count as rape.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign the petition to urge Congress to oppose this sexist, anti-choice bill.
Can you imagine? Your underdage daughter gets ruffied and medicaid won't pay for her abortion. Or your mentally incapacitated daughter gets lured into sex - no abortion for her either.
Roe v. Wade is the law of the land but there's this constant movement to undermine choice by making it difficult to find a clinic or come up with the money to pay for an abortion. 83% of US counties don't have a clinic. If this law passes, they're not going to stop there. Slowly but surely they will put an end to intentional motherhood.
For me, the Supreme Court upholding a state ban on late term abortion without an exception to save a woman's life sent a very clear message. Women are expendable. Zygotes and fetuses are not *sigh*
I wonder if things would be different if men got pregnant.