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View Diary: Obama TV Ad: Women Need to Know the Real Mitt Romney's Plans to Take Away Their Health Decisions (22 comments)

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  •  Gatekeeper deciding if woman raped/incest/life etc (2+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, Paul Rogers

    If Romney/Ryan will arguably permit abortion exemptions for "rape, incest, life of the mother", who exactly will be the gatekeeper deciding whether a woman qualifies for one of these exceptions, and what kind of criteria/evidence will a woman be required to bring to even make a prima facie qualifying case before the gatekeeper?  How broad a discretion will the gatekeeper have to reject a claim, even though a woman brings a purported prima facie case for one of these exceptions?  That's a real bona fide "government health care panel" deciding what care a person can get and what they cannot".

    •  They want to redefine rape. (0+ / 0-)

      This is one reason why they want to redefine rape.  To make rape not rape.  They have a fear that woman massively lie about rape.

      I don't know if it's because they just believe a man should be able to rape a woman as long as he doesn't leave a physical injury to her, or if it's because they want to prevent a woman from lying about being raped to force more women to have babies.

      If I had to guess, I'd say there's about equal motivation for both.

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