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Ohio Republicans getting exactly what they wanted


That is, young rape victims given a choice of making an arduous, expensive journey or being forced to carry a pregnancy to term at great physical and mental risk:

At least two more minors made pregnant by sexual assault were forced to leave Ohio to avoid having their rapists’ babies, according to sworn affidavits filed by abortion providers.

The affidavits were filed in Cincinnati as part of a lawsuit aimed at stopping the enforcement of Ohio’s strict new abortion law. Originally paused for two weeks, the enforcement delay will be extended to at least Oct. 12.

If true, the affidavits show that a 10-year-old from Columbus was not the only child or teen rape victim forced to leave the state. They also describe more than two dozen other instances in which the abortion law put women under extreme duress.

It is no comfort at all that every day of the post-Roe world and its campaign of surveillance and terror proves how correct Roe was.

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