Thursday, June 19, 2014

Maine Republican Is Anti-Abortion And Pro-Rape

It beggars belief that any American woman would risk her personal safety by even being in the presence of this Republican nut-job, let alone voting to put him in Maine's state House of Representatives. Via Brainwrap at Kos, in turn via Igor Derysh at IssueHawk, we hear from Mike Tipping at his blog The Tipping Point at Bangor Daily News:
Representative Lawrence Lockman of Amherst is in his first term in office, but he has quickly established himself as a vocal leader of the GOP’s tea party wing. He led the group of 26 Representatives ...


In the early 1990s, Lockman was active on the issue of abortion. He became a director of the Pro Life Education Association and in 1990 was quoted as sayingIf a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”

Most of us know the Tea Party is a house of nuts. If you ever wondered just how extreme their insanity can be, now you know. Why any woman would vote for such a nut is quite beyond my understanding. But just to make sure you understand, in GOP terms, what form of rape you were subjected to, someone has constructed the following chart:

Note: the first quote, "Emergency Rape," from Linda McMahon, is nearly illegible; here it is, from ThinkProgress:
It was really an issue about a Catholic church being forced to offer those pills if the person came in in an emergency rape.

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