'Consensual rape' and 're-implantation': the times lawmakers 'misspoke' on abortion

Politicians saying ludicrous things while arguing for extreme abortion restrictions seems to be common

On Friday Missouri became the latest state to enact extreme abortion restrictions, passing a bill that bans abortion after eight weeks. The ban provides no exceptions for rape or incest which, according to Republican congressman Barry Hovis, is fine because most rape is “consensual” anyway.

Hovis told the Missouri House that most of the rapes he’d encountered in his previous role in law enforcement were “date rapes or consensual rapes”. While Hovis noted that these were “all terrible” he also stressed they were very tricky “he-said-she-said” situations. In any case, the lawmaker said, his real point was that, if someone was sexually assaulted they could simply take the morning after pill. Although, to be clear, he wouldn’t be very happy about that either.

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