The unsurprising fact that a 10 year-old girl was raped and had to get an abortion — something that those of use who inhabit the real world and have had real life experiences accepted at face value when it was reported by a reputable media outlet — is really putting the Christofascists and their enablers into overdrive. Latest example:
The always awful “fact checker” Glenn Kessler’s inability to understand that 52 girls 15 and under getting abortions in Ohio means, on average, it happens once a week, and, yeah, one of more of them is going to be 10. Glenn at least published a weak ass addition (not really a “correction”) to that column once the rapist was charged. Gym Jordan just deleted his tweet. And of course the fascist Indiana AG is going to investigate the doctor who did the abortion and makes sure to name her so we can have another Tiller to feed to the nutjobs with guns. And did you know that the rapist is an “illegal immigrant” (maybe, who cares, not the people making the charge, certainly.)
They do this for two reasons: First, they know they’re in political trouble because their anti-abortion stance is morally disgusting and extremely unpopular. Second, it works.