Hey, New Mexico, how upset are you that Arizona's legislature gets all the attention for being a caricature of what a functional state legislature is supposed to look like?
Apparently, upset enough to consider a bill introduced by state representative Cathrynn Brown (R) that could turn victims of rape and incest felons under New Mexico law by turning abortions into "evidence tampering."
The actual language of the proposal says it all…
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.
Listen up, Land of Enchantment. First you infect our country with a bunch of New Age-y here's-where-the-aliens-put-the-probe energy crystal people. Then you and Walter White send us meth. Now you're becoming Arizona junior in the nutty-legislation sphere. Are you even trying to make this relationship work?
And don't think you're making it any better by having a woman introduce this legislation. This only makes me miss the good old-fashioned hypocritical politicians who thought "abortion bills" were things you had to pay for when you had a mistress.
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Tags: Abortion, New Mexico, State Legislature, Women's Rights