Once upon a time in the land of Nod, a Republican lawmaker - oh, let's call her Cathrynn Brown - came up with a unique proposal for women impregnated by a rapist. She even went so far as to introduce a bill in the New Mexico legislature that would help identify the rapist.
As a duly elected state representative, Ms. Brown, as the tale goes, believed it was her obligation as a public official to add a new dimension to the abortion issue. So her strange bill would make criminals of the victims if they aborted in instances of rape or incest. Her reasoning, or lack thereof, surprised many law abiding citizens. She insisted that an abortion would destroy critical evidence that a woman had been raped. And as any law officer knows, destruction of evidence is, well, a crime.
Ms. Brown made all of the papers in New Mexico, which gave her the platform that legislators never fail to seek, and seasoned colleagues in the great lawmaking universe will tell you that the more perverse the plan, the easier it is to earn a platform.
Our lawmaker remains steadfast in her pursuit of a just society even if her critics accuse the poor woman of being nutty. Alas, there is no moral for this story.
P.S. I know that the details are wacky, but the event described above is true - which I need not remind you - is always stranger than fiction! Particularly, these days, folks.