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Rep. Michael Burgess Believes Male Fetuses Masturbate And, Therefore, Must Not Be Aborted

Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX)–he of the zero percent HRC rating–entered the Todd Akin Hall-of-Fame last night at a U.S. House Rules Committee hearing on a GOP bill that would ban abortions starting at 20 weeks.

The former OB/GYN told the committee: “Well, this is a subject that I do know something about… Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?”

Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-NY) deadpan response said it all: “I think all the members are cognizant of the fact that this is not a Congress that cares much about science.”

Rep. Burgess has yet to offer a response to the remarks made yesterday, but we’re going to go out on a limb and say: Don’t expect anything too intelligible.

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Jun 18, 2013
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  • 4 Comments
    • Spike
      Spike

      Leave it to a repub representative from Texas to suggest that males fetuses are jacking off. Curious he didn’t suggest that female fetuses finger themselves.

      Jun 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Masturbating fetuses. That’s rich. What do you want to bet that these fetuses grow up to be repressed Republicans?

      Jun 19, 2013 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      Seriously . . . who thinks of things like that? It shows a very disturbed mind.

      Jun 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bearlvr
      bearlvr

      “FRISKY ZYGOTES”, love your tagline there

      Jun 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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