Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More womens issues, actually it's a human rights issue.

Dear readers, I am sorry to do this. I have to get political on WellDoneBlog, because it doesn't seem that it can be ignored right now. There is some scary stuff going on! Readers, what do you think? We can't enjoy anything that is truly well done in our lives if our rights are being taken away, right?
found this article today:

The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape

Drugged, raped, and pregnant? Too bad. Republicans are pushing to limit rape and incest cases eligible for government abortion funding.
Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law.
For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. (Another exemption covers pregnancies that could endanger the life of the woman.) But the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," a bill with 173 mostly Republican co-sponsors that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has dubbed a top priority in the new Congress, contains a provision that would rewrite the rules to limit drastically the definition of rape and incest in these cases.
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.)

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Take a deep breath and then write a letter.
You can do this at the Planned Parenthood site:


1 comment:

Carol said...

Almost speechless, but not quite. Thank you welldoneblog.com for bring this is to my attention. I will write a letter, and then some.