Indiana Republican Eric Turner worries that women will fake a rape or incest to get free abortions.

Wow. The Republicans are really chowing down on their own feet as of late. First we have Sean Duffy whining about 174K a year not being enough to survive on. Now we have an Indiana state representative who’s worried that women will fake having been victims of rape or incest in order to get an abortion under a proposed law in his state that will make it harder to get abortions:

In an attempt to soften the blow this bill would land on Hoosier women, state Rep. Gail Riecken (D) introduced an amendment to exempt “women who became pregnant due to rape or incest, or women for whom pregnancy threatens their life or could cause serious and irreversible physical harm” from being forced to carry to term. Fearing this bill would “push women to the back alleys” for illegal abortions, Riecken pleaded with lawmakers to allow women to make the choice in these cases.

Turner then stepped to the podium and insisted that Riecken’s amendment would create a “giant loophole” for women. That loophole? Women “could simply say they’ve been raped”

Check it:

To say that Rep. Linda Lawson’s (D) followup was restrained is an understatement. Ultimately, however, asshat Representative Turner got what he wanted and the amendment was defeated in a 42 to 54 vote. It now moves on to the Senate which has already passed a similar bill so this is likely to make it to the Governor’s desk.

Hat tip to The Synthcore Daily for the heads up.

3 thoughts on “Indiana Republican Eric Turner worries that women will fake a rape or incest to get free abortions.

  1. You can tell by the way he said that he knew it was despicable. What an asshole.

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