Make sure you get smacked first, ladies

Well, at least they have their priorities straight. Benen’s reporting onĀ  a bit in the GOP’s latest assault on women’s rights, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion” act. It’s basically redefining rape:

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. (Smith’s spokesman did not respond to a call and an email requesting comment.)

Got that? Dad sneaks into his daughter’s bed at night, and because he didn’t hold her down, it’s not rape. The inmates are running the asylum now. Like most things they propose, it will go nowhere, but at least it makes me all warm and fuzzy knowing how truly compassionate the GOP is.


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