Texas Lawmaker Likens Rape Kits to Abortions
State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg seemingly confused about their purpose
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2013 12:26 PM CDT
"In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out."   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Texas is a little bit confused about rape kits, which are used to collect evidence after a sexual assault. State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg was explaining why an amendment that would have exempted cases of rape and incest from the 20-week ban wasn't necessary, per the AP:

  • "In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out. The woman had five months to make that decision, at this point we are looking at a baby that is very far along in its development."
The AP notes that Laubenberg went on to reject all proposed changes to her bill without speaking until the end of the debate.

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Rational.-Anarchist
Jun 26, 2013 6:28 AM CDT
Where did this moron learn sex education?
viva_yo
Jun 25, 2013 3:20 PM CDT
Another uniformed, uneducated Republican idiot. Cheesus & they just keep coming. Where do they dig them up?
Macaroo
Jun 25, 2013 7:02 AM CDT
duplicate.