It is a twisted form of logic, one that potentially imprisons female victims of incest and rape for having abortions, that is behind state Rep. Cathrynn Brown’s (R) House Bill 206. In classic double-speak, Brown says she introduced the bill as a way “protecting women” across the state of New Mexico.
Basically the bill insists that women must carry the fetus of their rapist or incestual abuser to full term - otherwise it will be deemed intent to destroy evidence of a crime. And that is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. It’s hard to believe that the war against women can wage on in such an egregious manner.
Why aren’t dna samples enough evidence of the crime? Why does a child have to be born as a result of these horrific situations? What is the point of this insanity - other than to take a out of touch biblical ideal to insane extremes.
The bottom line here is that you don’t “protect” women by throwing them in jail for having abortions. There is no world that makes this OK.
Fortunately this bill is unlikely to pass, since Democrats have a majority in both chambers of the New Mexico state legislature. Yet sadly, the war against women rages on relentlessly. Because pass or no pass, this bill is just another vicious attempt to double bind and control women’s vaginas.