Anti-choice crazy extremists in Congressâ€”mostly Republicans but with some Democrats thrown into the mixâ€”are fighting to redefine rape so as to limit any form of funding for victims (in this instance thatâ€™s definitely we women.)
They want to redefine it as â€œforcible rape.â€ One would think the definition of rape is forced sex, but not to these zealots. They want it to only constitute rape when the victim is pulverized.
Forget the rape where the victim is given a drug, passes out andÂ becomes an unconscious target. Forget about incest where a child is scared of her attacker. Forget about the wife who is raped by her husband and forced to succumb. Forget about the rape that occurs with a knife to your throat.
Why are they doing this? Because they believe in their perverted hearts that if they successfully change this definition and then apply it to the Hyde Amendment, they will eliminate the funding of abortions that are now permitted.
The Hyde Amendment, which is enshrined in federal law targeting poor women, prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in a very few specific cases, two of which are rape and incest.
Todayâ€™s Congressional crazies think that this rape and incest exception is too broad. If that child was not beaten when her father raped her, to them, it doesnâ€™t count! My suggestion is letâ€™s see how these zealots each fare after being raped. The men wonâ€™t end up pregnant but at least theyâ€™ll experienced forced intercourseâ€”anal, with an object, or otherwise! Then, they can come forward, putting their entire lives on the line, testify and be told it wasnâ€™t rape because they werenâ€™t beaten.
They want to include this new definition in their No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act. Trust me and those in Congress who fight for our cause, there is NO funding for abortion in the Obama Health Care Law now. This is simply a vehicle to further destroy our right to choose. Passing No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act is a top priority of these anti-choice crazies.