Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rep. Eric Turner's Suggestion Women May Fabricate Rape Claims To Get Abortions Goes Viral On YouTube

House Assistant Republican Leader Eric Turner (R-Cicero) may now be regretting comments he made during a debate over an amendment to an anti-abortion bill in the House this week. Turner suggested women may fabricate rape or incest allegations as an excuse for obtaining an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Rep. Gail Riecken (D-Evansville) offered an amendment to HB 1210 to soften the impact of Turner's proposed law outlawing late-term abortions by making exceptions for cases where a woman became pregnant due to rape or incest. Turner's comments brought an emotional rebuke from Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond), who formerly worked as a sex crimes investigator. House video of the exchange has been uploaded to YouTube and has now gone viral. The House voted down Riecken's amendment on a 42 to 54 vote.


scratchman said...

Although, poorly phrased, I believe Rep. Turner made a valid point. look at what happened with the Duke Lacrosse team.

theindianapolisan said...

Turner is a mental freakshow of good-ol-boy-itis. Look at this author of HJR-6. Disgusting. Somebody in his district should ask him what he's doing to bring jobs to Cicero. Or is queerbaiting the only career opportunity left up there?