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New Mexico GOP Rep. Wins Prize for Abortion Trolling

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Cathrynn Brown, a GOP extremist state representative from New Mexico on Wednesday introduced a new law that would bar raped women from getting abortions because doing so would be "tampering with evidence."

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Carol H (229)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:39 am
just crazy!!!!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:42 am
I wonder who has tampered with her brain.

Arielle S (313)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:36 am
There is way too much stupid out there.

divergent revolution (309)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:07 am
I had to do a double take, what?????????????????????????????
they can get any evidence they need from a rape kit,and an aborted fetus
did this person not attend high school biology classes??
am getting more miffed about the idiots that get into office! They will elect any moron,there should be a test on general knowledge to run for any office,even dogcatcher!!!!!!!
thanks Cal

divergent revolution (309)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:09 am
Alexandra,you assume there was something to tamper with.
Arielle,is it me,or do people get dumber as I get smarter?
what a" bunch of maroons" Bugs Bunny

Sue H (7)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:30 am
She is a disgrace to her gender.

Robert O (12)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:33 am
Thanks Cal. Just par for the idiotic GOP course.

Jim P (3257)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:49 am
This bill is "blatantly unconstitutional."

"UPDATE: After the bill got national attention, Brown issued a statement saying that her bill had been misinterpreted, the Albuquerque Journal reports. "House Bill 206 was never intended to punish or criminalize rape victims," Brown said. "Its intent is solely to deter rape and cases of incest. The rapist—not the victim—would be charged with tampering of evidence."

A blatant LIE! by Cathrynn Brown.

Brown should withdraw her bill, HB 206, immediately.

Write to Cathrynn Brown:


Ty, Cal.

Jim P (3257)
Friday January 25, 2013, 11:07 am
Petition here: Take Action:

We won’t allow a small band of politicians and out-of-touch activists to interfere with a woman’s personal health care decisions. We won’t allow lawmakers to stand between women and their doctors.


Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday January 25, 2013, 1:14 pm
How extraordinary!

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:34 pm
This is absolutely outrageous! The woman is victimised by the rapist, and then by the state. Next we'll hear that the rapist has the right to charge the woman he raped with murder if she has an abortion. Or perhaps sue her in civil court.

Is this the 21st century in the US? Despicable!

Thanks Jim for the petition. signed

The Republican/Teabaggers are so SNAFU'd, one begins to wonder if there is any hope at all for the average American.

Read more:

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:49 pm
This is truly nuts.

Dee C (229)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:56 pm
Insanity..and unbelievable..

Thanks Cal

Dianna M (16)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:08 pm
After I read this headline on AlterNet yesterday, I went to NARAL Pro-Choice and made a donation. (Didn’t read the article. I think my head would have exploded.)

And Mike Johanns just said this in his latest e-Update: "Since the Supreme Court’s ruling [on Roe v. Wade], we have lost an estimated 55 million innocent children to abortion across the nation. Today, we remember those lost and rededicate ourselves to protecting the sanctity of human life.

Every life is God’s most precious gift and defending the defenseless is our most solemn responsibility. Pro-life issues remain a priority of mine . . ."

I keep asking, how many people have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan? How many children die yearly because of hunger and diseases which could be cured--except for extreme poverty? How many children have died/will die by gunfire, in their homes, on the streets--or in schools?

In the meantime, they keep slashing funding for education, for after-school programs, for health care--not just for women, for children as well!

. . . I'm thinking NARAL's getting another donation, real soon! I’ll tell them to thank Mike Johanns.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:04 pm
Yes, outrage is too weak a word for this. I don't think there is a word strong enough.

Karen L. Lew (1)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:12 pm
I think I'm going to be sick.

Mitchell D (87)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:56 pm
Tasunka, I'm glad to see that you got your voice back.
Yes, Dianna, if they really gave a damn,there is so much they could do, or could have done. But, when their "True Believer president, G.W. went after Saddam Hussein, the man who had called his father nothing but a "footnote in history," claiming imaginary WMD, they got on that bandwagon real fast, So, how many lives has that cost, and how many vets now have lasting disabilities?!
And does one think that the money spent in Iraq could have gone to help suffering children, both here and abroad?
Like this Kathrynn Brown, "They" had their eyes looking into their collective colons.

John B (185)
Friday January 25, 2013, 8:37 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Kate Sheppard.

UPDATE: After the bill got national attention, Brown issued a statement saying that her bill had been misinterpreted, the Albuquerque Journal reports. "House Bill 206 was never intended to punish or criminalize rape victims," Brown said. "Its intent is solely to deter rape and cases of incest. The rapist—not the victim—would be charged with tampering of evidence."

Well, her defense doesn't hold up considering the House Bill states: "Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime."

Ms. Brown needs to read her own bill it would seem. ....Read and noted.

tiffany t (142)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:03 pm
nothing like raping a victim twice. I had to read the article twice because I just couldn't wrap my brain around her bill!

Colleen L (3)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:08 pm
This is crazy! Ms. Brwown needs her head examined. Wonder what she would do if she had a relative raped, if she whould think the same way??? If so, I want to say that she doesn't have feelings for others. Thanks Cal

Georgia L (209)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:56 am
Her back pedaling was pure bull. She is a 'Right to Life' member on the board in Carlsbad. Not only that, she is a lawyer. That bill meant exactly what it said.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:57 am

SĂĽheyla C (234)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:34 am

Animae C (514)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:40 am
urrrr speachless....

Bill Koeppen (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:34 am
Give the dirt bags the abortions as proof of the rape,, And Besides, The New Mexican Pukes need to be overthrone if they keep trying to take away OUR Freedom Of CHOICE That Law Was Created 40 years ago ,,HOW Dare they!!

laura r (6)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:27 am
sick sick sick

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:56 pm
Noted. Thanks to those above for the petition links....gladly signed. Makes me want to puke, too. Disgusting and shameful! The good citizens of NM need to get rid of all these do they get elected to office in the first place?! Are there really that many that vote for them? Or, do they promise their usual list of stuff, and then get into office and betray voters? Is there someone "whispering in this woman's ear?"....or, is she seriously this devious and mentally ill?
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