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The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

Some quotes:

Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to "forcible rape." This would rule out federal assistance for abortions in many rape cases, including instances of statutory rape, many of which are non-forcible. For example: If a 13-year-old girl is impregnated by a 24-year-old adult, she would no longer qualify to have Medicaid pay for an abortion.

Other types of rapes that would no longer be covered by the exemption include rapes in which the woman was drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes.

As for the incest exception, the bill would only allow federally funded abortions if the woman is under 18.

In other words, "forcible rape" = "someone physically holding you down and forcing sexual intercourse on you while you kick and scream". If that.

Dear Misogynists:

When your need to shame and punish women for having sex prevent abortion involves changing the definition of rape, you're doing it wrong and there is something seriously wrong with you. It's one thing to oppose abortion, it's another to doubly violate women in order to SAVE THE BABBYS that you don't give a flying fart about except getting them born.

I knew this was going to happen. When forced-birth activists [I refuse to call them "pro-life"] say that abortion should only be legal in cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother, I wondered what cases would be accepted, because we all know that you would never stand for a girl or woman just walking up into a clinic and saying, "I got raped and I need an abortion", "My uncle molested me and I need an abortion", and so on and getting one without question. I knew FBAs were going to split as many hairs as possible so that as few women as possible could obtain abortions.

I hereby refuse to refer to any female who supports this bill as a "woman". You are a "self-hating misogynist rape apologist". As for you male misogynist rape apologists, I reserve the right to believe that you have something to personally gain from certain situations being redefined as "not rape" (like taking advantage of your "hot" niece or blackmailing that nubile young intern into sleeping with you) because if those situations are no longer considered rape or a legitimate reason to obtain an abortion, they certainly won't be considered criminal.

Drop dead,

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