N.M. bill makes aborting a rape pregnancy ‘tampering with evidence’
By David Ferguson
Thursday, January 24, 2013 14:39 EST
A measure proposed by a Republican lawmaker in New Mexico would make it illegal for a woman to abort a fetus sired by a rapist on the grounds that the woman is “tampering with evidence” in the suspect’s trial. According to Huffington Post, state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R) has put forth House Bill 206, which would compel women to carry pregnancies caused by rape to term or else be charged with a third-degree felony.
“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,” reads the bill.
Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to three years in prison. Other crimes classified as third-degree felonies in New Mexico include voluntary manslaughter, assault with intent to commit a felony, driving under the influence and aggravated battery. MUCH MORE @ RAW STORY
I don’t live in New Mexico, however, after reading about your proposed legislation (Sic) I thought you might wish to address these questions which I found posted in the comment section on RAW Story, which I might add are perfectly germane to the issue and expose your proposed Legislation for the lunacy it represents which are representative of the GOP’s continual attacks on women’s rights:
A few points about this bill that needs answers/explanations from the hate fueled GOP:
a) does the state accept responsibility for the care of the EVIDENCE for life or does it destroy the EVIDENCE after a successful prosecution has been sustained trough all appeals processes possible?
b) does the state cover all costs to get the EVIDENCE to a point where it can be tested for CRIMINAL DNA being present in the composition of the EVIDENCE?
c)How many EVIDENCE preservation facilities will be needed for up to 18 years or in the case of DEFECTIVE EVIDENCE that requires up to 80PLUS years of PRESERVATION as EVIDENCE?
d)will the state accept that they must never give EVIDENCE any of the rights of natural born citizens so as to preserve the rights of actual people over that of STATES EVIDENCE?
e)Will the state accept that EVIDENCE can not be allowed to contaminate the GENE POOL and prevent production of more EVIDENCE by EVIDENCE?
f) Does the state have a funding mechanism for the preservation of EVIDENCE and will the state restrict such funding to funds taken ONLY from budgeted JUSTICE related items such as taking money from prisons or law enforcement needs to fund EVIDENCE related budget needs?
g) Will the state ensure that no definition of LIFE, LIVE or HUMAN applies to EVIDENCE and enact such laws that ensure that at not time the EVIDENCE will be considered a FETUS, PERSON or CITIZEN under any definition of the law?
h) will the state enact safeguards to ensure that EVIDENCE is never transferred to third parties such as CHURCHES, ADOPTION AGENCIES OF ANY KIND OR ANY ACTUAL CITIZEN AS A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL?
NOW will someone get this to the Democrats and the sane people of New Mexico who may be serving in the Legislature or Executive Branch of that State? I myself have wasted enough time on this nonsense of Pro-death republicans who deny the need of medical care to actual persons because claiming to be Pro-life is a false claim if you do not support a right to affordable health care for all.
I understand that these questions have as much chance of being answered as your proposed legislation does in being passed, but in the best interests of the sanity of this nation and women’s rights which you seem to abhor, I couldn’t resist posing these questions in the hope that you will wake-up and realize what a total A$$ you’re making of yourself.
Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration in this matter, I remain,
Always in awe of GOP right-wing ideology,
William J. Cormier, Jr.
Senior Editor & Site Administrator
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