"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 in the realm of federal funding for reproductive health care.
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."
Just read about it this morning.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:46 AM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events
Sounds like it's true to me. This is what is important to the republicans appeasing their right wing religious followers. Instead of getting right on the economy, they get busy working on abortion.
Answer by mommom2000 at 10:19 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:36 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
NP, it appears that no matter how many facts to dispel this rumor are presented to them, the idea of using it to smear the right is more appealing.
Answer by Carpy at 12:14 PM on Feb. 3, 2011