You know that whole discussion about whether abortion is acceptable to the conservative right in the case of rape? Well, Virginia (state motto: "Maybe 28 Square Miles of Relative Sanity") has figured out a really clever and creative way to amp up that debate: Try to get an abortion and they'll have someone actually rape you.
If you haven't seen this yet, get ready to head straight for the thesaurus to find every possible synonym for "unconscionable."
We talked about it on the podcast this week, but Dahlia Lithwick -- imagine that, a woman; who cares what they think, right? -- eviscerates the Virginia legislature for their sickening plan and rightly demands to know where the outrage is.
Slate: Virginia Ultrasound Law Is an Abomination/2.16.12