August 16, 2022

With the U.S. Very best Court docket having overturned “Roe v. Wade” after 49 years, america now not has a countrywide same old on abortion rights, however fairly, a variety of state rules — and on July 1, the “Indianapolis Megastar” reported {that a} ten-year-old Ohio woman had an abortion in Indianapolis, Indiana on account of abortion restrictions in her personal state. Different media retailers reported that she used to be allegedly raped, and on July 13, the “Columbus Dispatch” reported {that a} guy have been arrested and charged within the case.

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, all through a July 14 hearing, mentioned the case with anti-abortion activist Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of American citizens United for Lifestyles — and Foster denied, a lot to Swallwell’s surprise, that the being pregnant’s termination certified as an abortion.

When Foster used to be requested if a “ten-year-old” would “make a selection to hold a toddler,” Foster replied, “I consider it could most likely affect her lifestyles. And so due to this fact, it could fall beneath any exception and would now not be an abortion.”

Sounding stunned by way of her reaction, Swalwell interjected, “Wait, it could now not be an abortion if a ten-year-old, along with her folks, decided to not have a toddler that used to be the results of a rape?”

Foster answered, “If a ten-year-old changed into pregnant on account of rape and it used to be threatening her lifestyles, then that is not an abortion. So, it could now not fall beneath any abortion restriction in our country.”

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Swalwell directed his subsequent query to some other witness on the listening to, Sarah Warbelow, felony director of the Human Rights Marketing campaign — asking her, “Leave out Warbelow, are you conversant in disinformation?…. Did you simply pay attention some disinformation?”

Warbelow replied, “Sure, I heard some very important disinformation…. An abortion is a process; it is a clinical process that folks go through for a variety of instances, together with as a result of they have got been sexually assaulted — raped on the subject of the ten-year-old. It isn’t important whether or not or now not there’s a statutory exemption; it’s nonetheless a clinical process this is understood to be an abortion. Past that, I believe it is also essential to notice that there’s no exception for the lifestyles or the well being of the mum within the Ohio legislation. That is why that ten-year-old needed to move state strains so as to obtain an abortion.”

Some distance-right MAGA Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio has claimed, in a tweet that he deleted, that reporting at the ten-year-old used to be a “lie,” and Swalwell called him out for it all through the listening to.

“Talking of disinformation,” Swalwell informed Warbelow, “Jim Jordan known as a ten-year-old rape sufferer a liar…. I do know that he did that as a result of he hates the president…. This legislation…. will deliver us government-mandated pregnancies for ten-year-olds.”

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