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Why is a mom facing jail for helping her teen have an abortion?

Why is a mom facing jail for helping her teen have an abortion? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The punishing price of abortion restrictions
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While this mother broke the law and while there are good reasons for some of those laws, as witnessed by the fact that her daughter ended up needing hospital care, what this story clearly shows is the need for better access to medical care for the poor and for better access to gynecological care in particular. Of course good sex education is also important so cases like this can be avoided by prevention.

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New Mexico Legislation Would Criminalize Abortions in Cases of Rape

New Mexico Legislation Would Criminalize Abortions in Cases of Rape | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The most popular, lazy theory for Republican renewal is some version of this: "We've got to stop nominating Republicans who make rape gaffes! Don't talk about rape!" But the Todd Akins of the world don't "talk about rape" because they're venal.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Once again, we see the GOP at its grassroots level being totally ignorant of and unfeeling towards rape victims. What is the matter with the Republican party?

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