Sunday, January 30, 2011

House Republicans Want to Change What the Word "Rape" Means

Once again trying to stick their noses where they don't belong (namely, all up in yo uterus), 173 mostly Republican US Reps co-sponsored a bill cutting funding for reproductive health by changing the definition of the word "rape."

Where do you think she would put rape on that sign?

"Currently, the federal government denies taxpayer monies to be used to pay for abortions, except in cases when pregnancies result from rape or incest or when the pregnancy endangers the woman's life.

"However, if the 173 mainly Republican co-sponsors of the 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' have their way, that would all change. Instead of keeping the 30-year-old definition of rape in federal law, the bill would modify it to 'forcible rape,' thereby severely limiting the health care choices of millions of American women and their families.

"In other words, rape would not be rape unless violence were involved; however, the term 'forcible rape' was left undefined, leading some to speculate its meaning since it is also not defined in the federal criminal code or in some state laws."

This just days after Michele Bachmann's ludicrous proposal eliminating ALL veteran health benefits.  Uh, don't you guys know what not to touch?  Now you're going to tell a woman what rape is? 

Also: statutory rape is no longer rape?  Now, if a 30 year old impregnates a 14 year old, he has to smack her around first so that she can qualify for government assistance in terminating the pregnancy?

Oh!  America.  You're so silly sometimes.


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