A far-reaching anti-choice bill, introduced by Republican Chris Smith and supported by 173 members of the House, includes a provision that could redefine rape and set women’s rights back by decades.
Right now, federal dollars can’t be used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman’s life is in danger. But the Smith bill would narrow that use to “cases of ‘forcible’ rape but not statutory or coerced rape.”
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Already seething about the lack of respect given to women - see my post, below, on "The downside" - I just read this (from Move On) posted on the blog feminist philosophers: