Indiana State Lawmaker: Women Seeking Abortions Could Falsely Claim Rape Or Incest

Eric Turner, a Republican state representative from Indiana, argued this week that a proposed amendment meant to add exceptions for rape and incest to a strict anti-abortion bill should not be considered because it would allow women to lie about cases of rape or incest in order to receive the procedure.

“I just want you to think about this, in my view, giant loophole that could be created where someone who could — now i want to be careful, I don’t want to disparage in any way someone who has gone through the experience of a rape or incest — but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they’ve been raped or there’s incest,” Turner told his colleagues during a debate on HB 1210, a bill he introduced.

via Indiana State Lawmaker: Women Seeking Abortions Could Falsely Claim Rape Or Incest – Boston Walk For Choice.

Really, because survivors of rape and incest have things so good, it’s just an excuse people will throw around to get ‘special’ treatment. Things like this continuously further the myth that false reporting of rape runs rampant. It’s really sad that even our own lawmakers dont realize that false reporting for rape is NO MORE COMMON than false reporting for other crimes (and less common than some).

~Staff

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