Moron GOP Lawmaker Says Women Get Pregnant so They Can Go on an Abortion Vacation
The GOP Truly is Waging a War Against Women and These Insulting Statements About Abortion Prove It
Did you know that the wacky women of Alaska get pregnant so that they can get free trips to bigger cities like Anchorage or Seattle?
Yup, at least that is what Alaska GOP Rep. David Eastman seems to believe, according to KTUU Alaska. After successfully pushing for an amendment to a new domestic violence bill declaring that abortion was the “ultimate form of child abuse,” he made the following bizarre claim.
“We have folks who try to get pregnant in this state so that they can get a free trip to the city, and we have folks who want to carry their baby past the point of being able to have an abortion in this state so that they can have a free trip to Seattle.”
Come again? What was that you just said? Seriously? Any proof of that Mr. Eastman?
“I can think of a case that was brought to our attention earlier this session where you had a family who was very glad to hear that their abortion had gone beyond a certain point [the first trimester], because they were going to be heading to Seattle…You have individuals who are in villages and are glad to be pregnant, so that they can have an abortion because there’s a free trip to Anchorage involved.”
In other words, nope, no proof. But nice try.
As one can imagine this is NOT going down well with some. Katie Rogers, the spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is one of those who were flabbergasted and disgusted by Eastman’s statements, as Alaska Public Media reports.
“To even suggest that women are benefiting off the very restrictions that the state has put in place as relates to second-trimester abortions is – it is a new low, even for Rep. Eastman.”
Democratic Rep. Dean Westlake, whose remote constituency is made up mostly of small, low-income villages, took exception to Eastman’s accusations as well.
“When you start to categorize my grandmother, my mother, my sisters, my daughter as someone that’s going to barter an unborn child’s life for a trip somewhere. It’s beneath us.”
How else does one describe statements like these other than pure misogyny? How much hate must a person have for women to imply that they want abortions for free trips? How clued out is this man?
And the GOP’s war on women continues.
Feature image screenshot KTUU Alaska