The American public is sick and tired of politicians curtailing reproductive rights by attacking rape victims. Rape is a heinous crime that removes a victim's power and control of her own body. Any legislation that likewise removes a women's ability to address the negative consequences of rape, which includes pregnancy, is furthering the violation of her body. Victims should have rights to healthcare and the private decisions they make to cope with the horror done to them should remain private and not the substance of offense State legislation.
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- New Mexico House Representative of District 55
Rep. Cathrynn Brown
House Bill 206 criminalizing abortions for rape victims is offensive and we ask you to withdraw it immediately!
Victims deserve privacy in the way they chose to deal with their sexual assault. How dare you make criminals out of those who have already suffered so much for wanting to end a pregnancy that they never intended.
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