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Editor, last week South Dakota Republicans banned all abortions, even for rape and incest, forcing women to carry their rapists’ seed unto birth.

Rapists inflict crimes of control, domination and violence against women, so who passes laws (1) controlling women’s bodies by (2) legal dominion, even when (3) violently impregnated?

Who forces birth upon rape victims when “there is no sin in the woman … but the rapist shall surely die”? – Deuteronomy 22:25-26



I challenge foothill Republicans like Ted Gaines and others and Republican Central Committees to publicly denounce or support South Dakota’s laws, showing voters what you believe.

And I hope women voters demand that local Republican candidates answer why their Midwest colleagues support forced birth upon rape victims and demand they explain how that’s “pro-life.”




Thomas M. “Zeke” Tafoya

Auburn


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