Another abortions banning bill was passed in Missouri Friday. A number of other states have already passed or are considering similar restrictive bills. It bans abortions after 8 weeks of pregnancy, which is when most women do not even know they are pregnant. Most of the recently passed bills provide no exceptions even for the rape or incest victims. The only exception that applies is when a mother’s life is in danger.
Barry Hovis, former law enforcement officer and a Republican Representative, speaking about the new law and its exceptions said that most of the rapes are “consensual.”
“Most of my rapes were not the gentlemen jumping out of the bushes that nobody had ever met. That was one or two times out of one hundred. Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes, which were all terrible, but I sat in court — sat in court — when juries would struggle with those types of situations where it was a ‘he-said she-said,’ and they would find the person not guilty. Unfortunate, if it really happened, but I had no control over that, because it was a judge or a jury making those decisions. But we’ll just say someone is sexually assaulted. They have eight weeks to make a decision.”
Later he drew back, saying that he “misspoke” and there is no such thing as “consensual rape.”
Robert Sauls, Missouri Democratic Representative, spoke out against the bill. “There is not a single thing in this world that a male can experience that would come close to the indignity of being legally forced to carry your rapist’s baby,” he said. “If you can force an 11-year-old girl to carry her father’s baby to term — one that could very well harm her not just physically but mentally — that is not pro-life. You can’t say you’re pro-life when you are prepared to have a child risk her life to give birth to a rapist’s baby. That’s not pro-life.”
Crystal Quade, member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Democrat, also protested against the bill and everyone who supported it.
“When you each see me in this hallway remember what you are doing to little girls who were like me because that abuse is me and you simply don’t care,” she said.
“To the women of the state and the women up here, I am sorry. I am sorry there aren’t enough of us in this chamber to stop this. I am sorry you’re viewed as second-class citizens. Now it’s up to you to change this.”, she continued.
Another Democrat Ian Mackey claimed that the bill violates women’s basic constitutional rights. “This is nothing but an affront not to Roe v. Wade, but to what it stands for: to the US Constitution itself,” he said. “The right to privacy in this country. Privacy from intrusion from your government,” he said.
“Today in this body, we, the government, us, right here, members are seizing every woman in this state. We are seizing her and we may as well be the ones tying her hands to the bed post and forcing her into childbirth.”
He added: “Women brought all of us into this world, and I sure hope they vote all of us out.”
Democratic Representative Sarah Unsicker spike about ways “that woman around the world who don’t have access to legal abortion perform their own.” “Laundry bleach acid, knitting needles, bicycle spikes, pallpoint pens, jumping from the top of the stairs or the roof,” she listed.
“We will be killing women with this bill,” stated Unsicker.
President Trump when asked about the restrictive abortion bills back in 2015 said, “I am pro-life, but I believe in three traditional exceptions: rape, incest and life of mother.”
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