Think the Republican Congress isn't nuts? Think again. They are introducing legislation that would permit federal funding of abortions for only forcible rape. Thus, when a little girl is a victim of statutory rape, not only will Medicaid not cover an abortion, she won't be allowed to use here healthcare savings account, or deduct the cost from taxes. So, old men, if you want a kid, trick a little girl into consenting and, in some states the worst that will happen to you is a year in jail. The House GOP's Plan to Redefine Rape | Mother Jones Rape is only really rape if it involves force. So says the new House Republican majority as it now moves to change abortion law. For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. (Another exemption covers pregnancies that could endanger the life of the woman.) But the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," a bill with 173 mostly Republican co-sponsors that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has dubbed a top priority in the new Congress, contains a provision that would rewrite the rules to limit drastically the definition of rape and incest in these cases. With this legislation, which was introduced last week by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Republicans propose that the rape exemption be limited to "forcible rape." This would rule out federal assistance for abortions in many rape cases, including instances of statutory rape, many of which are non-forcible. For example: If a 13-year-old girl is impregnated by a 24-year-old adult, she would no longer qualify to have Medicaid pay for an abortion.