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OP-ED | When It Comes To Women’s Bodies, There’s No Such Thing As Settled Law

A 10-year-old girl was raped and impregnated, but because her home state of Ohio has newly-minted draconian abortion laws, she had to travel to Indiana to terminate the pregnancy. A 10-year-old girl is in no way ready for pregnancy – neither emotionally nor physically – yet her story was mocked and dismissed by conservative lawmakers and pundits. When a rape suspect was charged, that branch of the chattering class went quiet. A few (among them Rep. Jim Jordan, who has a history of ignoring sexual assault) deleted their earlier, scoffing social media posts, but they should know that the Internet is forever.