Rep. Stephen Freind: Raped Women Don't Get Pregnant, So Don't Need Exceptions from Abortion Bans

Stephen Freind, a Republican state representative in Pennsylvania, says in a radio interview that his refusal to accept any exceptions to the criminalization of abortion is justified because women who are raped don't get pregnant.

Apparently, a magical shield is created in their lady parts, preventing fertilization.

"The odds are one in millions and millions and millions.

And there is a physical reason for that. Rape, obviously, is a traumatic experience. When that traumatic experience is undergone, a woman secretes a certain secretion, which has a tendency to kill sperm."

Dr. Luigi Mastroianni Jr., director of the division of human reproduction at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, mocks Stephen Freind's ignorance of basic biology by saying:

"Boy, if I could find out what that (secretion) was, I'd use it as a contraceptive."

Stephen Freind promises to find and provide medical documentation that proves his claims, but he never does, nor does he retract or apologize for his comments.


Republicans Redefining Rape

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