Infuriating, yet not surprising news of the day: Another middle-aged conservative mansplainer, Washington State Republican representative John Koster, discusses how “the rape thing” is not a good enough reason for a woman to have an abortion:
“‘Incest is so rare, I mean, it’s so rare,’ he said. ‘But the rape thing – you know, I know a woman who was raped and kept the child, gave it up for adoption, and she doesn’t regret it.’ He added, ‘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? You know what I mean?'”
Yes, Rep. Koster, I know exactly what you mean — and it makes you “the asshole thing”.