Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville Tennessee) said, "But they may have just pulled it off because this is barbaric." Johnson is speaking about the Republican exceptions bill SB0857 designed to most certainly detain a women from filing a rape charge against her attacker. A bill so barbaric in its drafting that it re-victimizes a woman that is already a victim. In a state (Tennessee) where we currently have over 400 rape kits that have not been processed and the fact that even if that kit where to be processed the amount of time for that to be done would take months leaving the women with no choice whatsoever.
The facts remain that she would be forced to birth this child of assault. Let's also unpack some additional facts. This same victim, now being forced to birth a child of trauma, could possibly face her rapist for life as said rapist could have parental rights to the child! All of this is on the shoulders of the women to prove that she was raped. Can you imagine the stress that this victim would have to withstand?
There is no hope for the victim, none at all. She has to prove she is a victim. If she reports the crime it's all on her. She is forced to birth.
Prior to the overturning of RoevWade and bans on abortion 52% of victims of assualt where clinically depressed, 50% of those attempted suicide, and 26% of those where successful.
26.4% of College-Aged Women experience rape
Campus rape is systemic
Most rapes are not reported
1 in 4 girls is sexually assaulted before the age of 18
It costs money to lawyer up and 1 in 6 women in Tennessee (15%) live in poverty
Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Rep. Chuck Fleischman, Senator Bo. Watson, Senator Marsha Blackburn, were among lawmakers that support Tennessee's Trigger Ban Law.
Lt. Gov. Randy McNally is interviewed in the below link, see his response.
Above by: Chris O'Brien Posted: Feb 2, 2023 / 07:38 PM EST Updated: Feb 2, 2023 / 07:38 PM EST
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