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State Rep. Cathrynn Brown just introduced a bill to charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence." Don’t believe us? Read it for yourself:
HB206 (Brown): Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.
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6 More Republicans Join anti-Women Women to Sponsor Forced Ultrasound Bill
In addition to pursuing legislation to prosecute survivors of rape for terminating a pregnancy resulting from sexual assault, New Mexico's Kooky Conservative Caucus is also pushing legislation to force women to undergo medically-unnecessary procedures prior to obtaining legal, safe abortions.
House Bill 122, introduced by Rep. Nora Espinoza is titled the Woman's Right to Know Act. It could more appropriately be titled "Forcing Women to Undergo Needless Procedures Act." The bill is model legislation pushed by Americans United for Life, a pro-life organization, pushing similar legislation in dozens of states across the country.
As of January 24, these 11 Republican legislators have joined Rep. Espinoza in sponsoring this bill:
Other "Kooky Caucus" Bills
This is a model nullification bill pushed by Tea Party extremists in multiple states. Also known as “Save America Foundation Bill”, and part of the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act and the Firearms Freedom Act. It puts police officers in jail if they enforce federal gun laws. It also seeks to prosecute gun store owners who comply with federal regulations, including background checks and laws prohibiting criminals from purchasing bazookas and machine guns.
Bills Sponsored by: Nora Espinoza