Can we talk about Cathrynn Brown for a minute? Is she evil or idiotic:
State Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad) introduced a bill yesterday that requires rape victims to see their pregnancies through during the course of their sexual assault trial, or be charged with third-degree felony evidence tampering.
From House Bill 206: Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.
If convicted, a rape victim could face up to three years in prison.
Huffington Post: “Brown said in a statement Thursday that she introduced the bill with the goal of punishing the person who commits incest or rape and then procures or facilitates an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime. “New Mexico needs to strengthen its laws to deter sex offenders,” said Brown. “By adding this law in New Mexico, we can help to protect women across our state.””
HUH? Brown brings an entirely new level of dumbshittery to the GOP. It’s amazing how again and again these types of people wander out of their homes / hospital rooms and find their way to the Republican Party. Way to go, New Mexico!