After a lesson on miracles, religious experience and an exam on ethics, I felt like I had to touch on this topic.A 22-year-old pregnant woman in India was allegedly gang-raped at a bar in Barki Kheri village. The craziest part of her attack is that it was set up by her husband! The woman, who is five months pregnant, took her complain to the police and told them she’d been captive for five days at the hands of her husband and in-laws. In a statement, the victim claimed, “I’m five-months pregnant but my husband wanted to abort the baby. I refused. To teach me a lesson, they first kidnapped me and took me to a liquor vend where they raped me.”
The police have since booked the woman’s husband as well as the men involved in the gang-rape. Hopefully, they are all convicted and charged! This is such a disgusting case. Sadly, rape in India is a common act of violence against women. I’m grateful for cases like the gang rape of the 23-year-old student on the bus that brought international attention to the disheartening truth: Women all over the world deserve respect and protection against violence. A special thanks goes out to President Obama for signing off on the Violence Against Women Act.
There’s a new bill (House Bill 206) in New Mexico that forces rape victims to carry their babies full term so that the child can serve as evidence. The craziest part of this bill is that it was introduced by a woman, New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R)!
The bill details:
“Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.”
If women in New Mexico seek an abortion after rape, they could be charged with a third degree felony and serve up to three years in prison. Brown claims that she wants to punish the person who commits incest or rape and then uses an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime. This sounds like more of a punishment for the women who are raped. Talk about adding more insult to, well…insult.
What do you think about House Bill 206? Answer our poll below:
Is this house bill to charge women who get abortions with a felony fair?
Heck no! It’s stupid and doesn’t help anything!
Yes, the child’s DNA will help convict the rapist.
Who cares, politicians are going to do what they want to anyway.
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