http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/05/22/the-fallacy-of-rape-incest-and-life-endangerment-clauses/

“I think it’s past time that the pro-choice movement accept a hard reality: that the rape/incest/life endangerment exemptions are nothing more than a feel-good smokescreen that never deserved to become the acceptable compromise that so many individuals on both sides of the reproductive rights divide seem to treat it as. Insisting that any or all of these exemptions be included in measures that seek to curtail reproductive rights is a waste of time and does a great disservice to all women who seek abortion care.

“Any law that allows abortion only in certain cases also helps create two classes of women: those who “deserve” abortions, and those who do not. This is a complete fallacy; all women deserve access to safe abortion care, along with the entire range of reproductive health care. Just as a woman’s ability to have an abortion shouldn’t depend on how much money is in her wallet, it also shouldn’t depend on the specific circumstances surrounding conception.”

 

This is incredible. 

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1 Comment

May 25, 2013 · 8:27 pm

One response to “http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/05/22/the-fallacy-of-rape-incest-and-life-endangerment-clauses/

  1. It would also be a policy that would be completely non-enforceable. The only way it could be done is through sending the victim through the excruciating and traumatizing process of a trial. And what if their rapist isn’t convicted? And our justice system is far from efficient or timely. It’s an impossible policy, so it’s pointless to even treat it like a viable compromise. It’s not.

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