The Arkansas law could let rapists sue their victims to block their abortions [Image: PA].

This is so wrong it shames the whole of America.

This is what happens when you have a male president who thinks he knows better than women how to treat their bodies, and is willing to pass laws to that effect; every other male legislator and his donkey think they can do the same.

Your views are requested.

A law has been passed in the US state of Arkansas that will reportedly allow rapists to sue if their victims try to have an abortion.

The new law, which could come into effect as early as this spring, will let family members block a woman’s termination by suing the abortion provider.

And even more worryingly, it doesn’t include an exception for spousal rape or incest – meaning that the foetus’s father could sue even if they had raped the woman.

Act 45 also bans dilation and evacuation procedures – the safest and most common procedure carried out during the second trimester of pregnancy, being used in around 95% of cases.

Now, using the D&E procedure could be punishable by a $10,000 (£8,006) fine or six years in prison.

This effectively blocks abortions after the 14-week mark, as it has criminalised the safest procedure.

Source: Disturbing new law lets rapists sue if victims want to have an abortion

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