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I think I get what the bill's author is trying to do. She's since clarified, but it was in the language of the bill (which was not written all that well, IMHO).

What she's going for is trying to make it fall under evidence tampering if an abortion is performed with the intent to destroy evidence of a crime, and she was (she says) aiming at men who coerce or force women to have an abortion to cover up rape/incest...

...I wouldn't think there would be that many women wanting to continue their pregnancy that resulted from rape, but if they wanted to, and the rapist tried to force force her into an abortion she didn't want, to cover up what he did, I'd be fine with the courts adding that onto the rape charges.


There are several conditions that define rape, and pregnancy isn't one of them. Pregnancy is not evidence of rape.

The purpose of this bill is to make it more difficult to obtain an abortion in the event of rape or incest, by turning the victims into criminals.
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