May 24, 2013
GOP Lawmaker Makes Absurd Abortion Comparison
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
Election season is well and truly over, but that’s not stopping some in the Republican Party from continuing their campaign of
The latest examples comes to us courtesy of Idaho Rep. Ron Mendive, who thinks abortion and prostitution are basically the same thing. At an American Civil Liberties Union legislative breakfast presentation in Boise on Wednesday, Mendive thought provokingly asked ACLU of Idaho Executive Director Monica Hopkins if she supported prostitution, since the organization is pro-choice. You see, in Mendive’s warped mind, the two are practically the same thing because becoming a prostitute is also a “woman’s choice.”
Mendive’s question drew audible gasps from the audience, so we can at least assume that many in attendance immediately realized how ridiculous it is to compare something that’s perfectly legal in the U.S. with something that is outlawed in most parts of the country.
Here’s the Idaho lawmaker’s Einstein-like (in his own mind) logic on the comparison:
A GOP pollster recently suggested that it was time for Republicans to stop talking about rape, given all the incendiary things they said about it during the 2012 campaign (ahem, legitimate rape). But maybe it’s time for Republicans to just stop talking about anything that involves women’s bodies. That could prove difficult, however, since lady parts seem to be a popular topic of conversation within the party.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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