GOPer seeks to force pregnant rape victims to carry full term so the fetus can be used as “evidence” at trialJanuary 24, 2013By AnomalyRepublican legislator Cathryn Brown in New Mexico is seeking to force pregnant rape victims to carry the pregnancy to term, claiming the fetus could be used as “evidence” at trial. The bill states, ”Tampering with evidence consists of destroying, changing, hiding, placing or fabricating any physical evidence with intent to prevent the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any person or to throw suspicion of the commission of a crime upon another,” If a rape victim seeks an abortion, the female could be charged with a third-degree felony for “tampering with evidence.
And then she amended it – after public outcry so loud – you could hear it in the moon.
The amended bill just doesn’t make any damn sense either.
Finally, one day after introducing the bill in the state legislature, she posted an amended version of it that targets “a person who commits criminal sexual penetration or incest and who procures an abortion of a fetus resulting from the crime with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime is guilty of tampering with evidence,” the text of the revised bill states.
While the new version of the bill explicitly prohibits the prosecution of women who have an abortion after being raped, it is unclear just how many rapists actually pay for their victims to have their pregnancies terminated. Brown could not be reached for comment.
Rapist going to jail for forcing their rape victim to have an abortion?