He Said What?! Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder Suggests Women Use "Rape" as Excuse
In the Idaho state senate, during the closing arguments yesterday of a mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder suggested women might use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion. Seriously? See his comments below:
“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on.”
It’s bad enough that this law represents an outrageous example of government overreach. By requiring a survivor of rape or incest seeking abortion care to have a state-mandated ultrasound — Idaho lawmakers are inserting themselves in the middle of a doctor-patient relationship. But to insinuate that women are using rape as an excuse? That’s just appalling.