The GOP Plans to Redefine What Constitutes Rape, Further Chip Away at Roe v. Wade | AlterNet

“With this legislation, which was introduced last week by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to ‘forcible rape.’ 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.”.

via The GOP Plans to Redefine What Constitutes Rape, Further Chip Away at Roe v. Wade | AlterNet.

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