Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey has decided to introduce new abortion legislation that, among other things, redefines the type of ‘rape’ that would be eligible for government funding of an abortion. According to the proposed legislation, abortions would only be paid for in cases of ‘forcible rape’ instead of just ‘rape.’ Translation according to Mother Jones:
‘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. (Smith’s spokesman did not respond to a call and an email requesting comment.)
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.’
There are few things that make me more annoyed in the world than MEN legislating what a WOMAN does with her own body. I think their opinion is irrelevant, disgusting, and cruel. However, one thing that makes me even more irate is any type of rape or abuse. Unless you’ve been abused or raped you have absolutely no idea how much emotional pain and physical trauma you are put through.
Let’s mention two facts: 1) Men can’t get pregnant and 2) Men are not raped as often as females. This whole entire world is run by men who abuse their power and, sadly, this is just another example. Spread the word about this article and this story. All women need to know why they should never vote for Republicans. This story is one of the biggest examples I can think of.
I’ll be keeping my eye on this disgusting story. Until then, Chris Smith, you are a huge fucking dickhead.