N.M. bill would prevent abortions after rape as ‘evidence tampering’

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A New Mexico lawmaker has drawn fire for proposing legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as "tampering with evidence." RNS photo courtesy Denise Womack-Avila via Flickr (http://flic.kr/p/4DUges)

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(RNS) A New Mexico lawmaker has drawn fire for proposing legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as "tampering with evidence."

  • St. Julian

    It seems that any Republican running for public office in NM and certain other states she be required to have a mental health evaluation, diagnosis, and likel treatment plan before being allowed to run for office

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  • Helen Bedd

    Update:
    Rep. Brown has amended the legislation. Now, instead of charging women who terminate a pregnancy caused by rape with “tampering with evidence,” the updated bill will charge state abortion providers for “facilitating” the destruction of evidence.

    Now instead of the mother, doctors, nurses, or other providers would be the guilty party.

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