A petition opposing the bill: [link]
An article summarizing the issue: [link]
"For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest."
"With this legislation...Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to forcible rape." "As for the incest exception, the bill would only allow federally funded abortions if the woman is under 18."
"Other types of rapes that would no longer be covered by the exemption include rapes in which the woman was drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes."
"The term 'forcible rape' is not defined in the federal criminal code, and the bill's authors don't offer their own definition. In some states, there is no legal definition of forcible rape, making it unclear whether any abortions would be covered by the rape exemption in those jurisdictions."
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