Republicans’ first talking point after learning a ten-year-old girl had to cross state lines to get an abortion after being impregnated by a rapist was to say it wasn’t true.
A child was raped and impregnated. She couldn’t get an abortion in her home state of Ohio because the GOP in that state banned abortions after six weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest. She was pregnant for six weeks and three days. So, she went to Indiana for the procedure. Republicans said this story was “too good to be true” for Democrats.
In saying the story was too good to be true, in that Democrats could use it politically against the GOP’s stupid backward knuckle-dragging cave-dwelling anti-women policies, Republicans were admitting that forcing a ten-year-old to give birth to her rapist’s baby is fucking horrible and an outrage. That’s the policy they support but they don’t want you to talk about it.
It is Republican policy to force children to have their rapists’ babies. They didn’t respond to this story by arguing for the fetus. They argued it was a lie. After learning it wasn’t a lie, they changed their focus to the rapist and the doctor who performed the abortion.
They did argue that the rape and abortion weren’t reported, except they were. After that, they went after the immigration status of the rapist. After all, it was Donald Trump who said Mexico was sending us rapists and murderers. They claim that this rape never would have happened if we didn’t have open borders so obviously, the blame should fall squarely on President Joe Biden.
Yeah, except we don’t have open borders. If we had open borders, immigrants wouldn’t be dying in the back of tractor trailers after being smuggled into the country. Our borders are closed which is why there is smuggling. If your local movie theater allowed you to bring your own snacks, you wouldn’t be smuggling Goobers in the pockets of your cargo pants.
Also, has anyone asked when this undocumented rapist immigrant entered the country? Did he sneak in during Biden’s presidency…or Trump’s (sic)? According to GOP logic, no one entered our nation illegally during the Trump presidency (sic).
Then, they focused on the doctor. Their first excuse was that they didn’t believe the story because the doctor is an activist and has a history of campaigning for abortion rights. That’s an excuse? Gym Jordan’s other excuse is that President Biden talked about it and you can’t ever believe anything he says. Keep in mind that Donald Trump, the guy who told over 30,000 lies during his presidency (sic) is the leader of the Republican Party.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita went after the obstetrician-gynecologist who performed the abortion, threatening her with “criminal prosecution and licensing repercussions” if his investigation determined she didn’t file the required paperwork within three days of the abortion. Rokita sent a letter to the governor detailing his investigation and then went on Fox News to continue screaming about it despite that it was already reported in multiple news outlets that the required paperwork had been filed and the entire procedure was legal.
The Associated Press, Politico, and The Indianapolis Star obtained copies of the reports showing the doctor did submit them on time. But, the state AG continued his campaign of defamation. Now, the doctor has sent him a cease-and-desist telling him to stop “making false and misleading statements” about her or face a potential defamation lawsuit. Good. I hope she sues his troglodyte balls off.
Republicans would rather focus on the bullshit than the facts because the facts will highlight that they believe rape victims, even children, should be forced to give birth.
Abortion is not illegal in this country. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, but it didn’t ban abortion. They just gave it to the states to decide which all the yee-haw states will now use to ban abortion. A lot of these will ban it even in the case of rape and incest.
Republicans don’t want to talk about this because most Americans, even a majority of Republicans, believe abortion should remain legal for rape and incest victims. But the Republican Party believes every woman, or child, should be forced to give birth.
Forcing a ten-year-old to give birth to her rapist’s baby isn’t pro-life. It’s child abuse. But since Republicans don’t do anything to stop fourth graders from being murdered during school shootings, we know they don’t really care about children. Their obsession is with control and fundamentalist religious zealotry.
Since Republicans don’t want to talk about it, and the majority of us believe it’s fucking backward, stupid, vile, and disgusting to force a child to give birth to a rapist’s baby, let’s make them talk about it.
Every Republican in this country from your local dog catcher to your congress to your senator to your presidential candidate should be asked, “Do you think a ten-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to her rapist’s baby?” Most of them will not give an answer. Most of them will deflect.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was asked by CNN’s Dana Bash if she’d work to change the law in her yee-haw state to allow exceptions to rape and incest, and Noem answered with, “Squirrel!!!!” Noem proceeded to lay a trail of bullshit as an answer saying the decision should be up to the doctor, family members, blah, blah, blah, etc, etc. But, how can the decision be up to the doctor and family members when South Dakota has already made that decision for them?
That’s why we need to nail every single Republican to the wall on this.
They want to force birth. We need to force answers.
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