More and more GOP controlled states are dictating how women can be treated. From what health services they can receive to how much their employers are obligated to pay them, compared with their male coworkers.
And the effects of these attacks on women’s rights are becoming more and more obvious.
Last week, a woman in Oklahoma took her daughter to a local hospital. Why? The daughter had been raped.
The hospital turned the woman and the sexual assault victim away.
They did so because the GOP cut the funding for a program that requires the use of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) to perform rape kits on victims. These are specially trained nurses who are prepared to treat victims without causing any additional trauma.
However, without funding… there simply aren’t enough SANEs to go around. And when this woman took her daughter to the hospital, no SANE was available to her.
The doctor who did see her? He wouldn’t even prescribe emergency contraception. He had the option of claiming religious conscience- another fun GOP law- which meant that he didn’t have to do anything he found morally objectionable. Like treating a victimized girl like a victim, instead of like a drug addict seeking a fix.
This is the GOP’s America- where all you have to do to get away with rape is pick a night with no SANEs on duty.
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