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Fetus Would Be Rape Evidence as Republicans Push Abortion Bills

“When pregnancy results from rape or incest, destroying the evidence — the fetus — would become a felony in New Mexico. Women might need to wait six days before undergoing an abortion in South Dakota. And Mississippi would redefine the word “person” to apply to a fertilized egg.

Those proposals are among dozens of abortion-related bills that state lawmakers are set to consider in 2013. The November elections left Republicans in control of both legislative chambers in 26 states and with new majorities in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Alaska. That’s emboldened abortion opponents to continue the momentum of the past two years, when a record 135 restrictions on the procedure were passed….”

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