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  •  i can't help but wonder if men also have to buy (5+ / 0-)

    a "rape" rider - it happens not only to women, but men, children, etc.

    at what age does a female child have to provide her own special "rider" to cover this horrendous crime?

    this goes back to criminalizing women for ... well ... being women.

    i am quite sure this law will be overturned legally UNLESS the law applies equally to all - women, men, children.

    for, after all, sexual assault doesn't always end in pregnancy - it still requires medical attention and i can see insurers refusing to provide it because, as some rethugs have claimed, it "tampers" with "evidence".

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 02:21:04 PM PST

    •  Great point, edrie. Has this law been (4+ / 0-)
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      challenged in court yet?

      And, as for the point upthread about ectopic pregnancy, I can speak from experience on that subject. I experienced an ectopic pregnancy in my mid twenties which resulted in a ruptured fallopian tube with internal hemorrhaging. Had I not been rushed into emergency surgery, I would not have lived to experience the birth of my wonderful son almost two years later.

      Bastards, one and all who voted for, and passed, this law.

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      by Ellen Columbo on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 02:30:23 PM PST

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      •  The MI GOP legislature is sneaky, underhanded, (4+ / 0-)
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        gutless and shameless.  And I think one could make a case that this wicked legislation violates HIPPA laws.  

        How many insurance companies will actually provide such insurance?  

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        by judyms9 on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 03:30:30 PM PST

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