Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Hostility to agency; rape culture.]

"In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out."—Republican Texas state legislator Jody Laubenberg, conflating the collection of evidence after a sexual assault to an abortion, in defense of her position that rape exceptions to abortion restrictions aren't necessary.

Rape kits do not have anything to do with terminating or preventing pregnancy. Emergency contraception is often administered (where allowed) as part of any post-assault hospital visit which should, contingent on the survivor's consent, also include a rape kit, but they are two entirely separate things.

The people responsible for legislating reproductive law in this country don't know shit about reproductive issues. That's a problem.

[H/T to Shaker westsidebecca.]

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