Friday, October 26, 2012

Who are the Victims? RAPE, Abuse and INCEST

Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
When a 12 year old  girl is the subject of rape or incest, shouldn't the parent of this child have the right to seek the medical assistance necessary to ensure that the child who may become pregnant does not bear a child whom she would not be ready for?. Under the Person-hood bill supported by Congressman Paul Ryan and Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum and passed by the Republican Congress would make it a crime a crime to seek the medical care necessary to prevent that pregnancy.

While Mitt Romney did not support Person-hood in 2007 his expressed this thought on meet the press, Romney’s “Political Perspective” In 2007: Life Begins At Conception. Romney: “I believe from a … political perspective that life begins at conception…. I don't pretend to know, if you will, from a theological standpoint when life begins.”

As Mitt Romney evolve as a candidate for President Mr Romney's views continue to shift to the far right in order to gain their support,  Romney was asked if he would support of a dangerous proposal, commonly called a “person-hood amendment,” that could potentially ban common forms of contraception like the birth control pill, as well as prevent a pregnant woman experiencing complications that threaten her life or health to obtain safe abortion care. Said Romney, “absolutely.” [Concord Monitor11/9/11]

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).

Who are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.

Republican and Tea Party support person-hood


“A ballot measure going before voters in Mississippi on Nov. 8 would define :- 

The term ‘person’ in the State Constitution to include, "fertilized human eggs" and grant to fertilized eggs the, "legal rights and protections that apply to people". 

  • Besides outlawing all abortions with no exceptions for, rape or incest or when a woman's life is in danger, 
  • banning any contraception that may prevent implantation of a fertilized egg, including birth control pills, the amendment carries many implications,
  •  It could curtail medical research involving embryos, shutter fertility clinics and put doctors in legal jeopardy for providing needed medical care that might endanger a pregnancy. 
  • Pregnant women also could become subject to criminal prosecution. 
  • A fertilized egg might be eligible to inherit money or be counted when drawing voting districts by population. 
  • Numerous laws use the terms '’person’' or ’'people,’' there would be no shortage of unintended consequences… 
This extreme measure would protect zygotes at the expense of all women while creating a legal quagmire -- at least until the courts rule it unconstitutional, as they should.” [New York Times10/28/11]

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