Monday, April 11, 2011

For Idaho Republicans Rape is Part of God's Plan

You probably remember Nevada Republican Sharron Angle’s rape lemonade. Angle claimed that “two wrongs don’t make a right” and insisted that she told young victims she had counseled to look for alternatives to abortion, “And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade.”

It is Angle’s opinion that women should have no control over their reproductive systems even in cases of rape and incest because it would interfere with God’s plan.  Because nobody likes raping young girls like God, right Sharron?

 Angle may have been defeated, Nevada women safe (at least temporarily) but if Idaho Republicans have their way, rape lemonade will be the only remedy to pregnancies caused by rape in that state. 

The Idaho House on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 1165 on a 54-14 vote, which bans abortion after 20 weeks on grounds of fetal pain (something legislators in 12 other states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oregon — are considering).

But SB 1165 is particularly pernicious in that it includes no exceptions for rape, incest, severe fetal abnormality or the mental or psychological health of the mother.