Lawmake reveals she was victim of rape

Michigan State Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of  bravely announced that she had been the victim of rape in college during a hearing for a controversial bill restricting abortion insurance.  In this bill, women would have to purchase additional insurance coverage for elective abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.  According to Whitmer, this bill is nothing other than ‘rape insurance,’ and as a survivor of rape, Whitmer condemned the entire body for supporting such a bill, calling it one of the most ‘misogynistic proposals,’ even seen in the Michigan Legislature. 

I have to agree with Whitmer.  For the government once more upholding a woman’s right to her own body for rape insurance is just sick to me.  Whitmer illustrated great valor and bravery in expressing what happening, and for that, her confession moved me as I read it.  It saddens me that Michigan went forth with their proposal, regardless of Whitmer. 


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