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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:28 PM

Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Bill


A Missouri lawmaker who filed a bill requiring women seeking abortions to obtain notarized consent from the man who impregnated them defended the measure in an interview with 41 Action News on Thursday.
“It took two to come together and create a child, and right now the way it is the woman gets the full say and the father gets no say, and I think that that needs to change,” Brattin said. “With the women’s movement for equal rights, well it’s swung so far we have now taken away the man’s right and the say in their child’s life.” He added, “It’s a child’s life that’s taken. The woman’s life is not altered.”

Brattin’s bill includes an exception for victims of “legitimate rape” who report the crime to the police.
“Just like any rape, you have to report it, and you have to prove it,” Brattin told Mother Jones earlier this month. “So you couldn’t just go and say, ‘Oh yeah, I was raped,’ and get an abortion. It has to be a legitimate rape… I’m just saying if there was a legitimate rape, you’re going to make a police report, just as if you were robbed.”

Provisions that require women to prove the “legitimately” of sexually assault are a standard feature of state-level bans on Medicaid funding for abortion and many states force rape victims to produce a police report to obtain coverage for an abortion. Sexual assault prevention experts, however, point out that rape is a vastly underreported crime, with the majority of victims never reporting the assault to authorities. According to one study, just 37 percent of the women who qualify for eligible abortions under Medicaid’s exceptions actually end up getting their procedures funded by the program.
The bill, which is still in committee, would also establish a 72-hour waiting period for abortion procedures.


http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/12/20/3605982/lawmaker-defends-legitimate-rape-bill/

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Reply Lawmaker Defends ‘Legitimate Rape’ Bill (Original post)
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 OP
mythology Dec 2014 #1
roguevalley Dec 2014 #29
niyad Dec 2014 #2
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #5
Prophet 451 Dec 2014 #3
niyad Dec 2014 #9
etherealtruth Dec 2014 #4
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #6
niyad Dec 2014 #7
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #10
niyad Dec 2014 #12
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #21
etherealtruth Dec 2014 #8
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #11
niyad Dec 2014 #13
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #16
Brigid Dec 2014 #20
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #22
Brigid Dec 2014 #23
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #24
hifiguy Dec 2014 #27
hifiguy Dec 2014 #19
daredtowork Dec 2014 #14
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #15
guyton Dec 2014 #17
hifiguy Dec 2014 #18
brer cat Dec 2014 #25
LeftishBrit Dec 2014 #26
ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #28
niyad Dec 2014 #30

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:33 PM

1. He's from Missouri, did he not see what happened to Akin?

 

Apparently, he's really that bloody stupid that he thinks using the term legitimate rape is a good idea. Hopefully his constituents give him the same result Akin got in his next election.

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Response to mythology (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 07:35 PM

29. fuck him. TO hell and back again. FUCK. HIM.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:34 PM

2. oh, no, the woman's life is not altered at all--no effect on her body, nothing.

does everyone else notice the use of "woman" and "father"-- very interesting.

by the way, you clueless, woman-hating pos--I don't see anything in your proposal that says that, if the man refuses his permission, he is required to sign a document saying that he is completely responsible financially for the woman and the forced offspring from the moment he forbids the abortion until that forced offspring is 22 or graduates from college, whichever is later. funny how the brat (sorry, brattin) wants the sperm depositor involved, but says nothing about that man's responsibility for what he demands.

oh, and I forgot to add that, if said forced-birther male reneges on his financial obligations, all his assets are seized, and he goes to jail.

I have already had my little chat with this clueless, woman-hating asshole.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:39 PM

5. Excellent point.

Another example of rebublican love of the misogyny of controlling women's bodies, but not actually giving a shit after birth, of any other point in a lifetime.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:37 PM

3. "The woman’s life is not altered.”

Except for, y'know, having to carry the zef for 9 months.


And, of course, as soon as she drops the sprog and needs help looking after it, she's an irresponsible whore who should have kept her legs closed.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:46 PM

9. no, I think he meant that the woman's life is not altered if she has an abortion.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:39 PM

4. Yes, because women are not autonomous beings ...

.... other people should have a say in what we do / or how are bodies are used

The very scary part is that there are too many people that agree with this BS

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:41 PM

6. It reminds me of the laws giving rapists parental rights

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:46 PM

7. oh, but if it is a "legitimate rape", the brat will graciously allow the woman to abort without

the consent of the rapist.

we should be bowing down in humble gratitude for his generosity.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:52 PM

10. AFTER she proves it though

Let's see, that would that an actual arrest, arraignment and conviction right? A accusation and a police report simply won't do. By the time that gets accomplished, the good state of Missouri will forbid the rape anyway-- or the fetus will have been born.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:53 PM

12. and let's see--HOW many rapists are ever even arrested, let alone tried and convicted?

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Response to niyad (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:45 PM

21. Exactly

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:46 PM

8. It is so effing deranged

It is not simply wrong ....it hits an entire new low ....vile, disgusting ....

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:52 PM

11. Yes

It's infurating, the sickness of it

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 12:56 PM

13. contact info for this cretin:

Address: MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 114C
Jefferson City MO 65101
Legislative Assistant: Jacinda Martin
Phone: 573-751-3783
E-Mail: Rick.Brattin@house.mo.gov

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Response to niyad (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:09 PM

16. Whoa, poster child for "rapiness."

Right out of central casting.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:40 PM

20. Yikes! He looks like . . .

He should be wearing jackboots and a black uniform with little silver lightning bolts on the collar.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:46 PM

22. Too childish for that.

He looks like he should be drunkenly swerving in and out of traffic on PCH in a Ferrari screaming at his dad about being cut off from the trust fund.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:59 PM

23. Now that you mention it . . .

He does look an awful lot like Greg Marmalard in "Animal House".

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Response to Brigid (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:03 PM

24. Repugs only come in a few brands. He definitely looks like that one.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:40 PM

27. OMG. He DOES.

 

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Response to niyad (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:37 PM

19. Nice Hitler Youth vibe about this turd.

 

Creepy as hell, too.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:02 PM

14. Well, After Brattin is Raped...

Let Brattin decide whether he is up to being raped again by the system that constantly exposes you and puts you on display and makes you confront your attacker in public.

He just might want to deal with his pain privately.

Luckily, being male, he won't have to deal with the additional distress of carrying his rapist's child.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:07 PM

15. These guys are always, ALWAYS perverts!

 

- Without exception. And their natural arrogance and stupidity always gives them away, as well.

Be patient.

K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:36 PM

18. Yet another vein of 98% pure Stupidium is struck.

 

The English language is running out of ways to describe this kind of asshattery.

If all the Stupidity in this country could be transformed into clean energy we'd have enough for 100,000 years and warp drive by next summer.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:18 PM

25. All I want for Christmas is to never hear "legitimate rape"

ever again. I hope this POS is serving his last term.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:38 PM

26. This is utterly revolting

This shows that, at least for this individual, the aim is not to protect the unborn, but to give men absolute power over women. If one is truly anti-abortion, why should male permission make a difference?

This man is a scumbag.

PS: WTF is 'legitimate rape'?

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:59 PM

28. A term Todd Akins made up best defined by Urban Dictionary

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:05 AM

30. . . .

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