Idaho Senator Hopes Women With “Rape Issue” Will Admit If It Was “Truly Caused By A Rape”

Idaho Senator Chuck Winder can’t make it any more clear that he wants to save “babies,” no matter the cost to women. First he proposed a bill, passed last week in the Senate, that would force women to obtain two ultrasounds prior to abortions– first a “free” ultrasound from a non-medical, ideological crisis pregnancy center and then a second expensive, medically-unnecessary ultrasound performed by the clinic that does the termination.  Now he’s now explaining why he believes abortion shouldn’t be allowed for rape or incest.

Yes, you know, that pesky “rape issue” about which women tend to lie so frequently.

Via the Spokesman Review:

In his closing debate in favor of SB 1387, Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “This bill does not require a trans-vaginal exam. … It leaves that up to the patient and the physician to make that determination.” He said, “Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.” 

Was it “truly” cause by a rape?  Senator Winder, thank you for epitomizing why politicians should not be allowed to legislate women’s health.

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  • colleen

    Chuck sounds sort of confused about what most people consider to be “normal relations in a marriage”.

  • wolfwytch

    Seems to me, and forgive me if I’m being pushy, but doesn’t everyone have rape issues? Don’t we all have issues about rape, and rape culture in the “this is completely and utterly wrong and we must change it” way?


    Does not every single rational, caring person have issues about how rape isn’t usually reported, because the women don’t feel safe, or because of the culture at large encouraging it as punishment for being a “bad girl”? Or how it isn’t prosecuted because of lack of evidence, and/or bad prosecutorial processes? I know I have issues about it, and am working and fighting to change things for the better. I know many men and women who do, as well.


    Some how, I can’t believe this Winder feels the same way… I hear “issues” from him in the same voice my misogynistic grandmother uses when she says “feminist”, and means “someone less important then I am”.