Indianna Republican State Representative Eric Turner: Women Will Lie About Rape To Get Abortions

The GOP of Indiana it seems not only has LGBT Rights in  its cross hairs to destroy but is also taking aim at abortion and a woman’s right to choose.

Tuesday by an overwhelming majority of 40-10 the GOP-dominated Indiana Senate voted to add a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state constitution joining Ohio by having the toughest anti-gay DOMA laws in the Nation and now they are going after abortion. Indiana already has the potential for I.R.S. audits for rape victims thanks to H.R. 3’s “no taxpayer funded abortion” and now they are one step away from making a women prove that they have been raped in order to let them get an abortion


And why?  Because as GOP  Representative Eric Turner (pictured left) has said,  there should be no exception for rape or incest victims when it comes to potential taxpayer funded abortions, since women might just lie in order to get the procedure covered.

Via Talking Points Memo:

Turner, in response, argued that this would create a “giant loophole,” where “someone who could — I want to be very careful, I don’t want to disparage in any way someone who’s gone through the experience of a rape, or an incest — but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they’ve been raped or there’s incest.”

He added that the amendment doesn’t allow for any “confirmation” of that, “so I would ask you, as I think most Americans and most Hoosiers believe that abortion coverage of any kind should not be a part of the federal health care act.”

Its incomprehensible that could even make a statement that “some women might lie about being raped to get abortions.” What kind of sick disgusting human being our political party could even think that or publicly use that for a reason. 

I live next to Indiana and believe me they aren’t exactly a “cosmopolitan state” but they aren’t exactly “Podunk” either.  THIS is a new low even after the anti-gay marriage/civil union amendment,  Republicans and Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said Carlos Lam 19 emails to the WI Governor Scott Walker to  stage a FALSE FLAG OPERATION on the unions, and now this.  The people of Indiana should be ashamed of their state politicians and also themselves for voting such vile disgusting creatures into office.

And as for the Democrats.  It’s mind blowing that they don’t have the brains and the balls to use whats happening in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and other states around the country and stand up in protest to fight, there’s no hope for them.

Since the Democrats can’t or won’t stand up and fight for us then its time that women stand up for themselves and we the LGBT Community need to stand with them asthey need to stand with us, and all of us who the GOP want to destroy need to stand together and fight together for each other.

Its the only way to bring them down and win.

*Many Thanks to @LaynieDane of Twitter for turning me onto this story.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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