Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
By now you have probably heard that the Republican legislature in Texas passed, and the Republican governor of Texas has signed into law, a measure that prohibits abortions in Texas as early as six weeks — before most women even know they are pregnant — and opens the door for almost any private citizen anywhere in the country to sue abortion providers and others who may assist a woman in any way to obtain an abortion in Texas. And this includes abortions even in cases where the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape.
Many other states that have Republican-controlled state houses and Republican governors are rushing to enact laws in those states that are based upon the Texas law.
This doesn’t surprise me. Take a look at this table below. It contains actual quotes from various Republican lawmakers regarding their feelings on rape.
I swear that these are real quotes from actual Republican lawmakers, per snopes.com.
My provocative question for you this week is this…
Regardless of how you feel about a woman’s right to get an abortion, do you believe that, in cases of incest or rape, women should be denied the ability to have legal abortions if they wish to terminate their pregnancies?
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