By Telma Taylor (Contact)
To be delivered to: Rep. Cathrynn Brown (NM-55)
Cathrynn Brown sponsored a bill that attacks victims of sexual assault by threatening prison if they abort a fetus conceived through rape.
Brown, a Carlsbad resident and a board member of the Carlsbad Right to Life organization, conceded her bill was poorly written. She said her intent was not to charge incest or rape victims with a felony if they terminate their pregnancy.
"I missed this one," she said, explaining that when she reviewed the draft of HER bill, she missed the language problems that led to misinterpretation of her bill. An attorney, Brown said her practice is to edit a bill carefully before releasing it. This time, a drafting error occurred and she was not diligent enough so it got through, she said.
Note: MoveOn Civic Action does not necessarily endorse the contents of petitions posted on this site. MoveOn Petitions is an open tool that anyone can use to post a petition advocating any point of view, so long as the petition does not violate our terms of service.