New Mexico’s House Bill 206 would make it a third-degree felony to abort a child conceived as the result of rape. A woman who didn’t want to conceive her rapist’s baby would be guilty of “tampering with evidence.”The bills author, Republican State Rep Cathrynn Brown says the purpose of the bill is to punish sex offenders by not allowing them to destroy the evidence of their crime. “New Mexico needs to strengthen its laws to deter sex offenders,” said Brown. “By adding this law in New Mexico, we can help to protect women across our state.”
The crime would carry a punishment of up to three years in prison and could implicate the doctor or anyone helps the rape victim secure an abortion.
And so the Days Without an Offensive Rape Remark counter is reset to zero.