Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Republican Congress and “forcible” rape

The first act of the new Republican leadership in Congress was to try and repeal the Obama health care act. Their second act is to propose a bill called, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.” A key component of the bill is to allow funding for abortion only in the case of “forcible” rape instead of rape. Since all rape is forcible, you can only wonder at the intent of this bill. How would “forcible” be defined and why are they instituting this change?

Here is a link to the full story:

http://gawker.com/5746007/house-republicans-are-already-redefining-rape

Holly Mathews