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Wed Jan 24, 2024, 06:16 PM Jan 2024

Texas Had More Than 26K Rape-Related Pregnancies [View all]

Texas Had More Than 26K Rape-Related Pregnancies

January 24, 2024 at 4:27 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 135 Comments



“Texas saw an estimated 26,313 rape-related pregnancies during the 16 months after the state outlawed all abortions, with no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association,” the Houston Chronicle reports.

“The authors noted that while some pregnant rape survivors who need abortion care may be able to travel out of state or manage the pregnancy at home with abortion pills, the bans leave many survivors without a viable alternative.”


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There is a victims fund in Texas cpamomfromtexas Jan 2024 #1
More than a third. 2naSalit Jan 2024 #2
I had no idea of the volume of rapes that occur in this state. I suspect walkingman Jan 2024 #3
Greg, any progress on eliminating rape? keithbvadu2 Jan 2024 #4
I nearly threw a shoe through the TV when I saw him say that on TV. TSExile Jan 2024 #19
How does he plan to do that? Just call it something else and decriminalize it? catbyte Jan 2024 #32
I thought Todd Akin said 'the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down'? Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2024 #5
And don't forget BaronChocula Jan 2024 #30
Kick dalton99a Jan 2024 #6
Saying " Greg Abbott is more petty, sickening and disgusting than...x" is an insult to X, whatever it is. Fucking hate him Comfortably_Numb Jan 2024 #7
Can we bus the children... orwell Jan 2024 #8
He'd just make 'em crawl through razor wire Evolve Dammit Jan 2024 #9
Gov Abbott promised to eliminate rape... surfered Jan 2024 #10
what he meant.... getagrip_already Jan 2024 #18
So Abbott lied? What about that thing about not bearing false witness? flashman13 Jan 2024 #28
Oops. I didn't see your post before I posted the same thing. Sorry LoisB Jan 2024 #35
Breed baby breed. Freethinker65 Jan 2024 #11
26,000? Roy Rolling Jan 2024 #12
Multiply that by the roughly $330K per child that Texas Taxpayers will foot to raise one to age 18. TheBlackAdder Jan 2024 #14
Infant mortality is up by 8% in Texas limbicnuminousity Jan 2024 #17
Impact Analysis on Birth: Cost per child & can states handle adding tens of thousands per year? TheBlackAdder Jan 2024 #22
Maternal mortality equals that of a 3rd world nation, too Hekate Jan 2024 #45
My numbers may be off limbicnuminousity Jan 2024 #46
The big drive to close all Planned Parenthood & other women's clinics had a lot to do with it... Hekate Jan 2024 #49
Texas taxpayers won't be paying out that PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2024 #41
Just in K-12 spending, Texas ranges between $10-12K per student. The minimum would be $130K for that alone. TheBlackAdder Jan 2024 #44
Thank you. PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2024 #53
And if 26,000 rape victims were forcibly impregnated, imagine the total number of rapes in the state. Lonestarblue Jan 2024 #27
Yeah I wrote before seeing your comment. I believe they say the average pregnancies resulting from rape is Bev54 Jan 2024 #31
Unbelievable, so roughly 1650 rapes per month and 55 per day. Fla Dem Jan 2024 #56
Think about it... Hope22 Jan 2024 #13
Sadly true, every word. niyad Jan 2024 #24
Next up--forcing the survivor to marry the rapist. niyad Jan 2024 #16
Why not? It's biblical. TSExile Jan 2024 #21
Or possibly burn her at stake Hope22 Jan 2024 #48
WAIT A MINUTE--women cannot get pregnant as a result of rape!!! Isn't niyad Jan 2024 #20
Every last one of them!!! TSExile Jan 2024 #23
A certain Missouri congresscritter said just that paleotn Jan 2024 #33
Horrible, yes, but the fact is Repukes don't care. paleotn Jan 2024 #25
Those fucking repukes should be made to pay grumpyduck Jan 2024 #26
Holy shit! When you think that the average of rapes that result in pregnancy is around 5% Bev54 Jan 2024 #29
if that 5% number is accurate......... Takket Jan 2024 #38
The study cited in post 37 below puts the number at 12.5% per the CDC NickB79 Jan 2024 #39
Every site I read quoted 5% - But that could be Canada but I can't see it being that much Bev54 Jan 2024 #43
Impossible! LoisB Jan 2024 #34
How many rape-related pregnancies occurred swong19104 Jan 2024 #36
Definitely the same percentage of pregnancies. It's just if you can get hold of mifepristone... Hekate Jan 2024 #47
65K in all the states that have taken nefarious control of women's bodies (JAMA) Richard D Jan 2024 #37
Goddamn fucking disgrace... bahboo Jan 2024 #40
It is war on Women in rightwing states. Bluethroughu Jan 2024 #42
GOP doesn't care Demovictory9 Jan 2024 #50
Doesn't care? It is genetic enginnering. 1/2 those babies will grow applegrove Jan 2024 #52
. WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2024 #55
Psychopthy can be inherited. applegrove Jan 2024 #57
Psychopathy is not a diagnosis and biology is not destiny. WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2024 #59
Not because their fathers were rapists, but because they're men. redqueen Jan 2024 #60
So.... "Mission Accomplished" as the GrOPers like to say. RockRaven Jan 2024 #51
Time to put the death penatly on rape randr Jan 2024 #54
Tsk. Didn't you know that "Men's Rights" efforts allows rapists to have parental rights if they want? Hekate Jan 2024 #58
Statement of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo LetMyPeopleVote Jan 2024 #61
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