Indiana GOP Rep Thinks Women Will Fake Rape Or Incest To Get An Abortion

On March 29, Indiana Representative Eric Turner (R) introduced HB 1210, a bill that would make all abortions illegal after 20 weeks. Dismayed, Rep. Gail Riecken (D) offered an amendment that would exempt “women who became pregnant due to rape or incest for whom pregnancy threatens their life or could cause serious and irreversible physical harm” from being forced to carry to term. That’s when Rep. Turner claimed that women would use Riecken’s proposed amendment as a “giant loophole.”

You really have to see it to believe it—watch the video of Turner’s outrageous statement and Rep. Linda Lawson’s (D) incredibly emotionally charged rebuttal:

Since Riecken’s rape/incest amendment was voted down, Turner’s original bill is now up for a final vote in the Indiana House. Then it will move to the Senate—where legislation like this has passed before.

Originally submitted by volunteer editor Donna C. Found on ThinkProgress.org.

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