Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law.
For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. (Another exemption covers pregnancies that could endanger the life of the woman.) But the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," a bill with 173 mostly Republican co-sponsors that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has dubbed a top priority in the new Congress, contains a provision that would rewrite the rules to limit drastically the definition of rape and incest in these cases.
This makes no sense. If you believe that all abortion is murder, then ALL ABORTION should be illegal (I can buy a "save the life of the mother" exception). If you believe that rape should be a mitigating circumcstance, then that's also fine.
But to narrowly define rape as involving physical force and yet if a woman is drugged and then raped she can't get an abortion? That makes NO sense.
This is the sort of thing that the GOP does that makes me crazy.