DieByMyHand, on 29 January 2011 - 10:13 AM, said:
Thank you. From there:
SEC. 309. TREATMENT OF ABORTIONS RELATED TO RAPE, INCEST, OR PRESERVING THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER.
`The limitations established in sections 301, 302, 303, and 304 shall not apply to an abortion--
`(1) if the pregnancy occurred because the pregnant female was the subject of an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest; or
`(2) in the case where the pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the pregnant female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
I misread this the first time, and thought all minors and incest victims would be exempt, but if my reading of it is correct, the exemptions are:
1) If pregnancy results from forcible rape, or incest involving a female minor.
2) If pregnancy will result in death (or at least danger of death), as certified by a physician.
I've haven't actually seen anyone comment on the fact of not just narrowing the definition of rape, but likely narrowing the health exemptions either. I could be wrong, but I thought it covered more than just danger of death before, such as other serious medical issues resulting from, or aggravated by, pregnancy.
Edited by sierraleone, 29 January 2011 - 10:13 PM.
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