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Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder Wants Raped Women to be Quizzed About Their Rape by a Doctor
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.
Rep. Paul Ryan sponsored a 'forcible rape' bill, which he now refuses to define.
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.
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.”