Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fail Quote: Rep. Turner thinks women will pretend to be raped to bypass abortion laws

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Rep. Eric Turner (R-IN)
Rep. Eric Turner (R-IN)

Oh, those ever-tactful, pro-women Republicans. From Rep. Eric Turner (R-IN), arguing against a proposed amendment from Rep. Gail Riecksen (D) to allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest and health risks to the mother to his bill unequivocally banning all abortions in the state:

Turner, in response [to the proposed amendment], argued that this would create a "giant loophole," where "someone who could -- I want to be very careful, I don't want to disparage in any way someone who's gone through the experience of a rape, or an incest -- but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they've been raped or there's incest."

Rep. Riecken's amendment was shot down 54-42. Seems that right-wing legislators actually take Turner’s line of thinking to heart. Which comes as utterly no surprise to anyone.

(via @todayspolitics)