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Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder Wants Raped Women to be Quizzed About Their Rape by a Doctor

| by Michael Allen

Republicans are seeking to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin's now infamous rape comment, in which he claimed that during a "legitimate rape" women can somehow shut down and prevent a pregnancy.

However, Rep. Akin is not the only Republican to tread on this thin ice.

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Back in March, Idaho Republican State Senator Chuck Winder sponsored a 'double ultrasound bill,' which would require women to have two ultrasounds before having an abortion, reports Jezebel.com.

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The first ultrasound would be free, but women would have to have the procedure performed at a pro-life crisis pregnancy center. If the woman still wanted the abortion, she would have to pay for a second ultrasound.

Winder's 'Double Ultrasound Bill' would also have required two ultrasounds if a woman had been raped, were victims of incest, or in the case of a medical emergency.

At the time, Winder said of the opposition to his bill: “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.”