US News 12-Year-Old Incest Victims Should Birth Dad’s Child, House Speaker Gunn Says

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Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says abortion should be illegal even for a 12-year-old rape victim carrying her father or uncle’s child. He made the remark to reporters in the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, allowing state abortion bans to take effect.

“What about the case of a 12-year-old girl who was molested by her father or uncle?” Associated Press reporter Emily Wagster Pettus asked the Republican speaker on the Mississippi House floor on Friday, June 24.

Gunn said he did not know “what the Legislature’s appetite” would be for ensuring child rape and incest victims could obtain abortions. The state’s 15-week abortion ban does not include rape exceptions, but a 2007 Roe v. Wade trigger law that could become effective soon would allow rape exceptions early in a pregnancy only if the rape was reported to law enforcement—which does not happen in most incest cases.

“No, (the law) does not include an exception for incest,” Gunn said. “I don’t know that that will be changed.”

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Why is there a resistance to not including rape and/or incest as an exception to have an abortion? It just does not make sense and I think it will be the same for the majority of people, just not the majority of people in places like Mississippi. How does anybody want to live in Mississippi and places like that?
 

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Why is there a resistance to not including rape and/or incest as an exception to have an abortion?
There's resistance because of the belief that regardless of how the conception happens, a new human life with potential has been created with a full genetic code growing toward independence. Scientifically this argument makes sense, but I don't think a majority of people would go along with it at this point.
 
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