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Re: “Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

"Rape is a preventable crime, and prevention starts with" - actually holding rapists and punishing them, and making it clear to other men that rape is so wildly unacceptable as to make THEM pariahs, instead of their victims.

There, I fixed that for you.

"5) never respond to an attacker with less force than they initiate" - Great tip. You're a genius. Did you ever take physics? Did you ever take anatomy? Men vs. women in a physical fight in generally pretty biased....and you know it. Stop pretending it's HER fault for being attacked. That's like saying if you left the house without chain mail you are complicit in your own stabbing.

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Posted by Kathleen on 06/02/2011 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

Link to source, please. I would not dismiss men for this. I find this stat hard to believe unless you're referring strictly to percentages of prison population, not to all men, not that that's better.....but you know, for clarities sake.

Posted by Kathleen on 05/27/2011 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

But they are purposely excluding coverage FROM insurance for things like birth control of any kind and D&C procedures in case of rape. That's what this is about. They're removing these things from coverage that previously included it.

Making specific abortion insurance is saying that unless you pay up front to prevent carrying a rapist's child, you have agreed to do so, or pay out of pocket immediately when it happens. It's another way to punish women for existing. Instead of focusing their energy on making laws tougher on rapists, these weasels strip out the protections in coverage we already pay dearly for. YOu don't think abortions should be covered because of your religious convictions? Well, Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in blood transfusions...they passionately oppose them. What if they asked that no insurance covers THAT for anyone? Would THAT be OK?  What if you have to pay extra every month seperately for your blood insurance?

How many bills do you want to have a month? They already act like your teeth and your eyes don't count as your "health". Now your uterus doesn't count. What's next? Liver coverage in case you drink? Lung coverage in case you've breathed near L.A.? Hair coverage unless you want to pay out of pocket for Monoxidil when you get older?

People pay for policies all the time and by the way you say that, it seems like you're really happy about it and think that's working out great. I think you're the only one.

Posted by Kathleen on 05/23/2011 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Kansas Rep. Pete DeGraaf: Being impregnated during a rape is just like getting a flat tire

How nice of you to decide for her what is best!
Feeling myself growing the child of a person who violently attacked me every day, when I have not done that for one I love, would destroy me daily. Constantly answering questions, accepting "congratulations", explaining that it is not my husband's child but is instead the child of a man who ruined my feeling of personal safety....
To carry and or keep that child is a choice I can make myself, and every woman has the right to decide. Some, even myself, may decide to accept a child with that violent origin...but if any woman decides not to continue the pregnancy in a case like that, that is her right. It's her life, inside and out....just like if a person began growing in a man's abdomen, in a freakish occurance....I bet doctors would offer him the choice. And I imagine some men would NOT want to carry a child to term just because it was a child.....he would feel unsure and terrified that something he couldn't control grew inside of him, from an unwelcome source. I don't blame him, and I wouldn't consider myself better equipped to decide what happens to that life than the man who has it growing inside of him.
And the child would not suffer the shame of his or her beginnings either way, it seems, so that's moot.

Posted by Kathleen on 05/23/2011 at 4:12 PM

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