|Cathrynn Brown: The Face of Crazy|
Earlier today, we talked about the Sate of Crazy, aka Arizona, but now we’ll turn our attention to their neighbor, Friend In Crazy, aka New Mexico.
A Republican lawmaker, and woman, state Representative Cathrynn Brown, introduced a new bill last week that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
Yes. You get raped, and wind up pregnant, you must have the baby because it’ll be Exhibit A in the trial of your rapist….if he’s caught.
Brown’s House Bill 206 would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence."
The bill says, plainly:
“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."
A woman who is raped, and has an abortion, would face up to three years in prison for terminating the pregnancy. Way to make the victim the criminal, Cathrynn.
Of course, since the Democrats have a majority in both chambers of New Mexico's state legislature, the bill has very little chance of surviving, but, still, it points out the lengths to which the GOP will go to control what a woman does with her own body.
Now, Cathrynn Brown, after the story broke and people everywhere began asking what kind of crazy fuckmonkey would propose such legislation, backtracks a bit, now saying the goal of the bill is to punish the person who commits incest or rape and then procures or facilitates an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime.
Except, the bill, in Brown’s own language, plainly states “tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion.”
Now, it make also state that it also means someone who coerces another person into having an abortion, but it’s clear she also meant the victim of rape is a criminal if she terminates the pregnancy.
New Mexico? If you’re listening, maybe you ought to rethink re-electing Ms. Brown. She clearly belongs in the Arizona state House.