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State Senator Makes Controversial Rape Statement In Defense Of Idaho Abortion Bill
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State Senator Makes Controversial Rape Statement In Defense Of Idaho Abortion Bill

Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder, sponsor of the Idaho Mandatory Ultrasound Bill said that there was no room in that bill for exceptions because it would open the door to false claims. The bill, which mandates that a woman must endure both an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus before an abortion is performed , is one of the few that has no exceptions for cases of rape, incest or when the health of the woman is in peril. Winder said that using rape as an "excuse" might be just another way to circumvent the law and that he didn't know if women "understood" when they had been raped.

Winder's statements, delivered on Monday just after the bill passed the State Senate with a vote of 23-12, went on to say that he would hope that a woman who was "claiming" the pregnancy resulted because of a rape would go to her doctor who would ask her questions "perhaps about her marriage" to determine if she had conceived the fetus during normal, marital relations. He concluded by saying that he "assumed" that these were the kind of things that were involved during rape counseling.

What was not addressed was the cost of the controversial bill which would likely require most women in the state to have to endure not one but two ultrasounds before the abortion could be performed. In Idaho, the only way to get a free ultrasound is at a crisis pregnancy center most of whom are anti-abortion. But, since those ultrasounds do not meet some of the requirements of the bill, the woman would be forced to endure a second procedure which might involve the more invasive,type of ultrasound at her doctor's office. While there, the doctor would be forced to describe the development and appearance of the fetus to the woman. Supporters of the bill call it a victory for the protection of unborn children while its opponents say that it causes undue expense because of the unnecessary medical procedures. In addition, the women are subjected to emotional anguish beyond the stress of making a difficult decision.

On Tuesday, after being deluged with negative comments and angry emails, Winder attempted to back pedal at least part of his statement saying that he did not mean to infer that women would lie to get an abortion, only that they should determine if a conception took place because of the rape or as part of a consensual act within her marriage.


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