New Mexico lawmaker resurrects bill making abortion after rape a felony
We all remember last week when Republican state legislator Rep. Cathrynn Brown introduced a bill that would charge rape survivors seeking an abortion with a felony, right?
Well, she's back. And so is the bill.
After finding out that the public doesn't take too kindly to putting rape survivors in jail, Rep. Brown amended the legislation. Now, instead of charging women who terminate a pregnancy caused by rape with "tampering with evidence," the updated bill will charge state abortion providers. Why? For "facilitating" the destruction of evidence.
So abortion after rape would still be a crime in New Mexico. And that is still a problem.