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  •  If anything, these laws would encourage (0+ / 0-)

    women who were undecided to terminate a pregnancy by rape.

    I say that as neither a good nor a bad thing (as I think the last thing any rape survivor needs is others asserting that they can tell her what to do with her body).  I think every woman in this situation should have the right to terminate or not -- just like in any other unplanned pregnancy situation.

    I'm just saying, it could be a strong incentive if women knew this.

    (And it adds another layer of rage to the "conscience clauses" that let pharmacists and/or hospitals opt out of providing medical care in the form of Plan B -- most women would prefer not to have an unplanned pregnancy in the first place, and preventing ovulation post-rape can save them from having to make a choice regarding terminating or continuing a pregnancy.)

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    by cai on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 03:23:32 PM PDT

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