'Legitimate Rape' Outrage Changed Nothing


It’s been nearly a year since Todd Akin hit a chord with his “legitimate rape” comments that changed the way Americans think about sexual assault and reproductive justice forever. Just kidding about that last part!

According to a new report from the National Women’s Law Center, ‘Shut That Whole Thing Down:’ A Survey of Abortion Restrictions Even in Cases of Rape“:

From January to June 2013:
· 86% of the 273 abortion restrictions introduced in state legislatures apply to rape survivors.
· 71% of the 38 abortion restrictions enacted by the states apply to rape survivors.
· 72% of the 25 abortion restrictions introduced in Congress apply to rape survivors.


Image via AP.

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