· · · · · 

20-Week Bans Aren’t a Compromise, No Matter What Conservatives Imply

Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.

Republicans have been pushing the idea that 20 weeks is plenty of time to get an abortion if you need one—with the implication that if you can’t get it together in those first few months, then you don’t really deserve to get the procedure.

· · · · · 

‘Legitimate Rape’ and the March for Life

For the anti-choice movement, no sacrifice is too great for women to endure in the service of life.

For the anti-choice movement, no sacrifice is too great for women to endure in the service of life.

· · · · · 

The Fallacy of Rape, Incest, and Life Endangerment Clauses

Any law that allows abortion only in certain cases also helps create two classes of women: those that “deserve” abortions, and those that do not. This is a complete fallacy; all women deserve access to abortion care, along with the entire range of reproductive health care.

Any law that allows abortion only in certain cases also helps create two classes of women: those who “deserve” abortions, and those who do not. This is a complete fallacy; all women deserve access to safe abortion care, along with the entire range of reproductive health care.

· · · · · 

Alaska Medicaid Abortion Rules Will No Longer Require “Prompt Reporting” of Sexual Assault

2013-02-21-marty2

Rape victims will no longer be required to “promptly report” their assaults in order to pay for an abortion with Medicaid in Alaska.

· · · · · 

New Mexico Rape Bill Author Claims Exempting Victims from Punishment Wasn’t Necessary

Rep. Cathrynn Brown. (LiveLeak)

“I’m sure the prosecutor will understand” isn’t usually a sound way to write your legislative bills.

· · · · · 

Anti-Choice Plan for 2013 Clarified on Roe Anniversary: End All Rape Exceptions

Rebecca Kiessling. (The Clarion Call)

Pregnant from your rapist? Too bad. Have that baby anyway.

· · · · · 

What God Intended? As a Victim and Survivor of Rape I am Appalled and Disgusted

As a victim and survivor of rape I am appalled and disgusted with the statements that have been made and although it is a very difficult thing to talk about I decided that I could not remain silent any longer.

· · · · · 

Letter to the GOP: I Was Raped and Got Pregnant. Here Is *My* Story [TRIGGER]

I was raped during my freshman year of college. To add to the burden, I got pregnant.

· · · · · 

Indiana Senate Candidate Believes God Impregnates Rape Victims

Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Photo: Journal & Courier/AP via The Christian Science Monitor.

Terminating a pregnancy conceived in rape would be thwarting God’s divine plan, according to Richard Mourdock.

· · · · · 

PA Senate Candidate Says Having a Baby Out of Wedlock “Similar” to Being Raped

Tom Smith. Matt Rourke/AP.

Could it be that a swath of politicians have no understanding of what consentual sex is?

· · · · ·