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5 June, 2024

Republicans Vote to Ban Emergency Contraception: Consequences Mapped

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Mapping 65,000 Rape Related Pregnancies in States that ban abortions

"Senate Republicans vote against making contraception a federal right" - WaPo

Republicans Admit They Want to Ban Emergency Contraception
Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception
65,000 Rape-Related Pregnancies in Anti-Choice States
Pregnant Women Denied Emergency Care

What happens when abortions are banned with no exceptions for rape (even for young girls) and contraceptives are banned? Which states have the most rape related pregnancies (RPP) and ban abortions? Who are the Republicans stripping women of their freedoms? Click on this StoryMap.

Mapping rape related pregranncies in states that ban abortions

GOP War on Birth Control

Republicans are trying to pull a fast one on voters. Senate Democrats held a vote on the Right to Contraception Act today, a move meant to force Republicans to admit that they don’t support birth control. Which they did: the bill failed in a 51-39 vote... Republicans are admitting that they think emergency contraception is an abortifacient. That is a big deal, especially considering yesterday’s Senate hearing on abortion rights, when the GOP’s star witness admitted the same. - Jessica Valenti

Rape related pregnancies

Rape-related pregnancy (RRP) is a public health problem where sexual violence (SV) and reproductive health connect. In the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), RRP includes pregnancy that a rape victim attributed to rape. - CDC

"We used the best available research and data that we're aware of to come up with the fraction of women of reproductive age who are survivors of — and the terminology here is horrible — completed vaginal rape," Dickman explains. Their total estimate of pregnancies due to rape in states with abortion bans is 64,565. - NPR

Mapping 65,000 rape related pregnancies in states that ban abortions

But what about 'legitimate rapes'?

"Republicans don’t want anyone to be able to have an abortion, ever. Not if they’re a rape victim, not if they’re a child, not if their life is in danger. (Yes, even those who back ‘exceptions’; they know they’re not real.) That’s why Republicans’ only messaging recourse has been saying over and over again that cases like these almost never happen.

Some even claim that women can’t get pregnant from a rape. Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins, for example—who has been celebrated as the future of the anti-abortion movement—says that “sexual assault actually helps prevent a lot of pregnancies itself because of your body’s natural response.”

It’s only a matter of time before one of them asks if those rape stats were based on ‘real’ rapes, continuing in the proud tradition of Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” remarks." - Jessica Valenti in Abortion, Every Day

TakeAway: Hold Republicans accountable. Vote for President Biden and democrats to restore women's freedoms.

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