I wonder if the people over at Green Mountain Daily are at all concerned that their latest scare-people-out-of-voting-for-Republicans post contains blatant falsehoods that any two-bit hack could fact check against ANY news site over the past 24 hours.
Say you’re a 14-year-old girl and you’re pregnant because your father raped you. And say that you live in a state that requires parental notification. Under a bill passed by the Senate yesterday it would be a federal crime for a supportive friend or family member to help you get the abortion you need, even if your life is at stake. That’s right, even in cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother, a majority of the House and Senate have voted to allow parents, no matter how culpable or abusive they may be, to prevent pregnant minors from obtaining the health care they need.
Even this biased and misleadingly titled article from the Burlington Free Press, “Senate criminalizes interstate abortion,” notes that “the bill contains an exception for abortions performed in this manner when the pregnancy posed a threat to the mother’s life.”
By the way, Free Press, the senate did not “criminalize interstate abortion.” I, a woman and not a child, can go anywhere I damn well please and have as many abortions as I want. Not a crime.
Whether or not you agree with this law, let’s have some FACTUAL debate on this. Can we at least do that?
While I’m at it, here’s one more fact that you might care to ponder: a child rapist, whether a relative or not, would most likely want his victim to have an abortion to destroy the evidence of his crime, not keep her from having one.
And why isn’t this “supportive friend or family member” going to the police and/or social services about the fact that the girl’s father is raping her? I don’t get that.
Update: I forgot to add that the senate version contained an amendment that made an exception for cases of incest.