Is it right to jail a rape victim and deny her birth control?

February 1, 2007

I just read this News story about this young woman who was raped and called the police. They responded to help her and found out she had an outstanding (very old) arrest warrant so they threw her in prison instead. The worst part is that a jail employee refused to give her the proper morning-after-pill within the right time frame in order to ensure she gets pregnant because of his religious convictions.

As messed up as it is for the cops to arrest her immediately after being raped for some old charge (they could have helped her and then arrested her at a later date once the rape had been resolved), and despite all the extra weight this is going to heave on top of the already significant emotional and psychological damage the poor woman is going through, people working the jail prevented her from taking a doctor recommended (and standard issue in rape cases) morning after pill.

I do not know wordpress’s regulations on cursing, but I have to say that’s fucked.

When people sometimes ask me, “Why should you even care about religion and what other people believe? Just ignore it.” my response is usually, “I can ignore their belief, but I can’t ignore or allow the idiocy and behavior that stems from their belief.” And this is a perfect case in point.

This man tried to ensure the rape victim would become pregnant from a rape because of his religion conviction. He is trying to force his own beliefs on the shattered victim of a traumatizing event. He obviously doesn’t care about the harm this would cause to her and everyone she’s connected with, he doesn’t care about the legal ramifications, he just wants the mandate from his ancient literature mythology to be carried out.

THIS is the problem I have with christians, they adamantly try to force you to live by their way, and their archaic sense of purpose that is wholly incompatible with modern society and life. How can this idiot think he has the right to force that fate upon a young woman he’s never met?

Of course the rape may not bother him since the bible actually promotes rape and gives instructions on how to kidnap a woman and force her to be your wife (I will provide bible passages if you doubt this). According to the bible, rape and murder and such are fine – just don’t interfere with conception.

I may be crude or sound hypocritical for this, but this man needs to be pulled out and beaten for his incompatibility to exist within human rights and the law.

At the very least the bastard should be fired.

I’m wondering if anybody else has comments on the issue?

Mike

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3 Responses to “Is it right to jail a rape victim and deny her birth control?”

  1. noblogging Says:

    I think if she gets pregnant he should be court ordered to pay child support…

  2. mikesterx Says:

    At the very least they should do that yeah. If he thinks there is such a desperate need for another kid in the world, he should have to pay for it. :p

  3. Taylor Says:

    “THIS is the problem I have with christians”

    Hold up there buddy. You’re talkin like a bigot. ‘Christians’ and ‘over-active loudmouth extremists’ are two very different things. You’re lumping dumbass should-be-castrated assholes like that jail guard in with people like JRR Tolkein. If you’re going to bitch at a group of people you gotta figure out exactly who it is you’re bitching at or else people won’t take you seriously.

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