Right-wingers need to apologize to the 10-year-old rape victim for denying her storyJuly 14, 2022
But the denials didn’t stop with just a few nonsense off-the-cuff statements. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost appeared on Jesse Watters’ show to proclaim, “We have regular contact with prosecutors and local police and sheriffs — not a whisper anywhere,” and in an interview with USA Today Yost declared there wasn’t a “damn scintilla of evidence” of the story, Popular Information reports.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio turned to his 2.9 million Twitter followers Tuesday, retweeting a story from The Washington Examiner with a quote from Yost. Jordan wrote: “Another lie. Anyone surprised?” Jordan has since deleted the tweet but has yet to offer the little girl, the reporter, or his constituents in Ohio an apology for blaming the victim.
Detective Jeffrey Huhn testified at Fuentes’ arraignment Wednesday, confirming that the department was made aware of the little girl’s pregnancy via Franklin County Children Services and by her mother on June 22.
So why would so many, including The Washington Post staff writer Glenn Kessler, have questioned this story? Because right-wing conservatives can’t handle the truth.
They can’t stomach the reality that choosing to support anti-abortion policies will cause lasting trauma and damage to millions of pregnant Americans—including in cases of rape and incest.
This nation is facing a real crisis of conscience, with trigger laws in 11 states going into effect after the overturn of Roe banning abortions even in the case of rape and incest. These right-wing tyrants don’t care who these laws will affect, because it won’t be them or the people in their lives. When you have money, safe abortions are always available. But denial ain’t just a river in Egpyt and the history of rape denial goes back to the beginning of time. When will these folks start believing survivors?