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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Radio Silence On Rape-Redefining Abortion Bill From The Right

Elected officials and even anti-choice groups seem reluctant to discuss H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," especially the section that would potentially redefine rape.
The Republican-controlled House is considering new limitations on federal funding for abortion that could be a crown jewel of the GOP leadership's attempt to show its constituents there's a new, socially conservative sheriff in town -- if anyone was willing to discuss it, that is.

It seems one of the only people willing to talk at all about the controversial abortion bill is one of its Democratic co-sponsors, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL). And he's not willing to embrace the language in the bill that appears to redefine rape in a way that would prevent some impregnated victims from having their abortions covered by insurance.
Read more at TPM

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