As it was before, it is again today. In a place where all abortions are forbidden, a 10-year-old girl is being forced to bear her rapist’s child. The same laws that “Republicans” support may very well kill this child:
Human rights organizations are calling on Paraguayan officials to allow a 10-year-old rape victim to end her pregnancy, arguing that the country’s harsh abortion ban is comparable to torture.
Authorities say that the girl, whose name is being withheld, became pregnant after she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather. Her pregnancy was not discovered until she was about 20 weeks along and started complaining of a stomachache. Now, she isn’t being permitted to have an abortion
Data collected by the World Healthm Organization confirms that girls in Latin America who give birth before they turn 16 years old are four times more likely to die during childbirth than young women in their twenties. In Paraguay specifically, 28 minors died last year due to complications stemming from giving birth.
This is what the GOP wants for America, Gentle Reader: a Dominionist theocracy in which all abortions are forbidden, no matter what. A country that consigns children to death for being victims of a horrible crime: indeed, the children will suffer more harsh punishment than the rapist criminals who forcibly impregnated them.
Here’s putting it plain: while rapists are rarely prosecuted and even more rarely punished, Teapublicans would pronounce an effective death sentence upon child rape victims. Does that disturb you? It damned well should.
This is, unfortunately, not an exaggeration. Repubs want to force women to carry fetuses to full term, even if it kills them. Even if the babies are already dead. Teapublicans go so far as to imprison women who have miscarriages. They think that God wants women to be raped so they can be “gifted” with babies from rapists.
Repubs even want rapists to have visitation rights for children born of their criminal actions. Over and over again, the GOP puts the rights of rapists over the rights of their victims. Even if the victim is a child.
Even it kills the child, the “Republicans” stand up for the rights of the rapist. And against the rights of the female rape victims.
Why, exactly, do so many people support this inhuman lunatic hatred with their votes?
Mr. Blunt and Cranky