A Republican World – The Republican War On Women – ‘Republican Who Blamed Pregnant Rape Victims for Not Taking Plan B Tried to Restrict Plan B Access’
First this guy wants to pass legislation that allows pharmacies NOT to stock or sell Plan B and now he wants it to be ‘women’s fault’, yes he actually said that, ‘women’s fault’ if they DON’T take Plan B and get pregnant.
‘Despite the known electoral dangers awaiting male Republicans who think they know better than rape victims about how rape victims should act and feel, the allure of rape philosophizing lives on’.
‘The latest entrant is Missouri state legislator David Sater, who is sponsoring a bill that would extend the waiting period for an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours’.
‘Naturally, there’s no rape exception, and naturally, Sater’s got some strong words about the irresponsibility of rape victims to justify not including one’.
- “If a woman decides not to go to the hospital and not get the ‘Plan B,’ they’re making a decision to keep that child if they get pregnant,” he said’.
“If the woman found out she was pregnant three or four weeks down the line, they had made the decision not to do some preventative things like Plan B.”
‘Sater may believe that women need to be swift in their Plan B procurement, but he also apparently thinks that it should be very difficult for women to procure Plan B’.
- ‘In 2010, Sater sponsored a bill that would allow pharmacies not to stock emergency contraception if they don’t want to and prevent women—presumably including rape victims—from suing pharmacies for not doing so’.
‘So, rape victims: You’re expected to get it together so quickly post-rape that you don’t forget to take emergency contraception, even though you’re not allowed to expect any pharmacies to actually stock the stuff’.
‘Also, despite his focus on emergency contraception, it appears Sater has no idea that it has a 5-11 percent failure rate, which means that some of those rape victims that he blames for not taking Plan B fast enough did, in fact, do so’.