Preteen Girls Are Forced To Give Birth
In Chile, abortion is completely illegal, as Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, and the Republican Party’s official platform calls for here in America.
It has created a black market for abortion pills as well as a public awareness campaign showing women throwing themselves in front of cars in order to end their pregnancies.
They take the pills without medical supervision or assistance, not knowing if they could bleed out and die because it is illegal for doctors to help them.
In one section of the video, a woman notes that for Chilean rape victims, “It’s a double punishment, first they’re raped, then they’re forced to have the baby.”
One girl interviewed, Maria, discusses being first raped by her father at 7, then becoming pregnant by him at 11. Under Chilean law – and the policies advocated in America by Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and others – she was be forced to have her child. At 11.
As the reporter says, “At just 14, Maria is daughter, sister, and mother.”
America was like this once, with a coat hanger ripping a woman’s insides out, sometimes causing death, rather than the (under fire) medical procedures being performed in America today.
Marco Rubio, opposing rape and incest exceptions to abortion laws:
Megyn Kelly: “You favor a rape and incest exception to abortion bans. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York just said yesterday those exceptions are preposterous. He said they discriminate against an entire class of human beings. If you believe that life begins at conception, as you say you do, how do you justify ending a life just because it begins violently, through no fault of the baby?”
Marco Rubio: “Well, Megyn, first of all, I’m not sure that that’s a correct assessment of my record. I would go on to add that I believe all –”
Megyn Kelly: “You don’t favor a rape and incest exception?”
Marco Rubio: “I have never said that. And I have never advocated that. What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection. In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States.”
Scott Walker, opposing rape and incest exceptions to abortion:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a front-runner in Thursday night’s GOP debate, said he has “always been pro-life” and would not allow for exceptions to an abortion ban for women whose lives are at risk.
“Well I’m pro-life,” the Republican candidate said. “I’ve always been pro-life. I’ve got a position that’s consistent with many Americans out there in that I believe that that is an unborn child that’s in need of protection out there. And I’ve said many times that that unborn child can be protected and there are many alternatives that would protect the life of the mother.”
Polling repeatedly shows – even among those opposed in general to abortion – that the vast majority of Americans favor allowing abortion in cases of rape and incest – 75% in Gallup’s most recent poll on the matter, something that has been consistent since the mid-1990s.
It is an extreme position to oppose abortion in this instances.
Conservative policies do not occur in a vacuum, they have very real consequences in the very real world.