A Republican lawmaker in New Mexico introduced a bill on Wednesday that would legally require victims of rape to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
House Bill 206, introduced by state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for "tampering with evidence."
I can't honestly say for sure as I can't judge the intention behind either the reporting or the lawmaker. Is this woman very anti abortion? So I at least someone somewhere wanted us to react the way we reacted.
ETA, plus she herself is an attorney and probably good at manipulating word placement and use. So having an error that bad is..fishy.