Helping rapists is just part of the job, ma'am
The infamous Rep. Frank Corte of San Antonio has excreted another one of his brillant bills designed to spread pain and chaos through our great state, and The Daily Texan has got the story. The bill is one of those bills to give pharmacists the right to refuse to give women their prescribed contraceptions. I find it ill-advised in a state where everyone is armed to the teeth for a pharmacist to smugly tell a woman who's been sitting for god knows how long in traffic to get her birth control pills that he's not going to help her escape her feminine duty to breed, breed, breed. Hopefully, the logical conclusion to that frustration will occur sooner rather than later.
Frustration sucks but what sucks even worse is that this bill is designed not only to encourage two-bit misogynist bullies to become pharmacists and knock women up by proxy that would never actually touch them, but it is also a way for your friendly neighborhood health worker to come to the aid of your rapist instead of you if you've been victimized. Yes, friends, under this bill, tyrannical Christian health care providers can stare a recently raped woman in the eye and refuse to help her not become pregnant by her attacker. Screw emergency contraception--if you didn't want a baby, why you go and get raped? Why let the rapist get all the pleasure out of hurting the victim? Everyone can join the fun!
Just when I thought things couldn't get meaner, the article turns to the local Texas Alliance for Life to get their opinion on what scum-sucking monsters they are to want to help rapists finish the job. Their opinion? Well, rape can't get you pregnant, they say.
Arguing that a raped woman has been extremely traumatized, he concluded: "A woman has gone through a trauma; for these reasons her body may not be fertile."
That is easily the most fucked-up version of "she was asking for it" I have ever heard. After all, if rape can't get you pregnant, it follows that if you are pregnant you must have consented. Well, I suppose it makes sense that if you believe pregnancy is god's punishment for naughty, naughty girls to disbelieve that he would be handing that particular punishment out to the innocent. However, it does make me wonder if the members of this group also think that god's other punishment for people who have The Sex, sexually transmitted diseases, also cannot pass from a rapist to the victim.