And we have a winner. This week’s Ignorant Legislator of the Week is county councilman John Koster, a a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Washington. When asked his views on abortion, Koster said, “When a mother’s life is in danger … I’m not going to make that decision,” and, “Incest is so rare, I mean, it’s so rare. But the rape thing, you know, I know a woman who was raped and kept her child, gave it up for adoption. She doesn’t regret it. In fact, she is a big pro-life proponent.” He continued, “But on the rape thing, it’s like, how does putting more violence onto a woman’s body and taking the life of an innocent child that’s a consequence of this crime, how does that make it better?”
The rape thing? Does he mean rape? And why, oh why, is another member of the GOP who will never get pregnant from rape, talking about it?
Listen for yourself.
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