Ohio Republicans’ attempted erasure of a 10-year-old rape victim is incredibly sick and disturbed – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

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Murdoch media stands out as central to the reporting of the denial that this event even occurred and is given the freedom to do so without verification or testing of the facts. Might is right the loudest voice doesn’t always win but is never smothered.

The Washington Post, the conservative Daily Caller and other media outlets published stories saying that the case was unverified. The Wall Street Journal Editorial page suggested the story was a “fanciful tale.” The National Review’s Michael Brendan Dougherty referred to the case as “a fictive abortion and a fictive rape.” Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost went on Fox News Monday to raise further doubts.

It’s incredibly disturbing that the default position of so many sick and twisted people — including Ohio’s most prominent Republican elected officials — is to very vocally and very publicly question whether the rape and impregnation of a 10-year-old child ever happened.

This case was never implausible. In 2020, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 52 girls aged 14 and younger had abortions in Ohio, according to the state department of health. A review of just the city of Columbus’ police log since March 15 uncovered 59 reports of sexual assaults of girls 15 and younger that, based on the information available, could have resulted in pregnancy.

 

Source: Ohio Republicans’ attempted erasure of a 10-year-old rape victim is incredibly sick and disturbed – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

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