Texas Republican Says He Wants to Ban...

Texas Republican Says He Wants to Ban Abortion Because ... Fetuses Masturbate?

There are 36 comments on the www.alternet.org story from Jun 30, 2013, titled Texas Republican Says He Wants to Ban Abortion Because ... Fetuses Masturbate?. In it, www.alternet.org reports that:

The comments came as the House of Representatives prepared to debate a bill that would outlaw all abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A Texas Congressman has come out in favor of an extreme abortion ban because, according to him, male fetuses masturbate. RH Reality Check’s Adele Stan reports that Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) said that fetuses at 15-weeks “stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?” Burgess is a former OB-GYN.

The comments came as the House of Representatives prepared to debate a bill that would outlaw all abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy. Burgess would like to see an even earlier abortion ban, at 15 weeks.

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Jun 30, 2013
From other sources I heard he has watched over 100 sonograms where the fetus is masturbating. Sounds to me like the guy likes watching children play with themselves!

Religionthebigli e

“saved From jesus”

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#2 Jun 30, 2013
DNF wrote:
From other sources I heard he has watched over 100 sonograms where the fetus is masturbating. Sounds to me like the guy likes watching children play with themselves!
A fetalphile?
Christina

Mesa, AZ

#3 Jun 30, 2013
Hahahah and he used to be a doctor? Sorry but Hannibal Lector would be a better doctor. I'll be more than happy to sell him an alien autopsy and some swamp land. What a maroon.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#4 Jun 30, 2013
Anyone can be an expert at what fetuses feel or don't feel. Who can question them? Therefore, as an equivalent expert, I declare that fetuses fantasize about same sex encounters while they are masturbating in the womb. Who can say otherwise?

A more pressing question: How do people like this get elected to public office?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Jun 30, 2013
qwerty26 wrote:
Anyone can be an expert at what fetuses feel or don't feel. Who can question them? Therefore, as an equivalent expert, I declare that fetuses fantasize about same sex encounters while they are masturbating in the womb. Who can say otherwise?
A more pressing question: How do people like this get elected to public office?
A simple basic answer:
It's Texas and a Republican.
Glenn

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jun 30, 2013
And the Republicans wonder why they are losing elections. What a dumbass!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Jun 30, 2013
Glenn wrote:
And the Republicans wonder why they are losing elections. What a dumbass!
More to the point: Texans wonder why other states aren't as impressed with them as Texans are with themselves.
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#8 Jun 30, 2013
I have written the White House and asked that when next Texas asks to secede, the President simply say "Okay."

Meanwhile, someone needs to check out this guy's adult video collection.

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#9 Jun 30, 2013
Fetuses masturbating...they will grab at any straw to put government inside a woman's uterus.

I thought the GOP was for smaller government? Or by smaller did they simply mean government that would fit in a uterus?

Ya know what - go solve the countries issues with hunger, homelessness, people without medical insurance, poverty, education, disease and failing infrastructure.

Then when all that is solved you can worry about what goes on inside someone uterus.
Whatthehell

Mounds, OK

#10 Jun 30, 2013
Unborn child pain prevention law is law in minnesota and yes it's been proven they feel pain.
Good lord our people are uninformed.
RNK295

Lompoc, CA

#11 Jun 30, 2013
Who is this nut case and does he remember masturbating in the womb?

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#12 Jun 30, 2013
I think Texans come from deformed fetuses. How can the people in that blighted place be such totally worthless humans?
gpease

Concord, CA

#13 Jun 30, 2013
what else would you expect from texas

Religionthebigli e

“saved From jesus”

Since: Jul 11

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#14 Jun 30, 2013
Whatthehell wrote:
Unborn child pain prevention law is law in minnesota and yes it's been proven they feel pain.
Good lord our people are uninformed.
I googled and got conflicting information about fetal pain. It's difficult to find a source that doesn't have some kind of bias, but it seems the most common answer has been around 20 weeks. I saw one site that said 8 weeks, but it turned out to be a site from extremist abortion alarmists.

Which source did you use?

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#15 Jun 30, 2013
Sorry, this is just Texas wanting to impress someone and it ain't happening......usually, if the fetus is not past 20 weeks old.....there is really NOTHING between their legs to play with......duh!!!
Antonella Francesca

New York, NY

#16 Jun 30, 2013
Was the doctor playing with himself while he was watching the masturbating fetuses? Did I really just write this?

Religionthebigli e

“saved From jesus”

Since: Jul 11

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#17 Jun 30, 2013
Antonella Francesca wrote:
Was the doctor playing with himself while he was watching the masturbating fetuses? Did I really just write this?
Sounds like the name of a punk rock group. heh heh

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#18 Jun 30, 2013
Whatthehell wrote:
Unborn child pain prevention law is law in minnesota and yes it's been proven they feel pain.
Good lord our people are uninformed.
I thought Christians HATED masturbating, thinking it a sin!

If any DECENT Christian woman caught her fetus beating off, she should have it ripped right out of her body! The idea of the fetus, uh, "climaxing" inside his mom is MOST disturbing and SURELY a sinful behavior!

I wondered why so many male babies are born with wadded up crusty Kleenex and porn magazines in the after birth!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#19 Jul 1, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I thought Christians HATED masturbating, thinking it a sin!
If any DECENT Christian woman caught her fetus beating off, she should have it ripped right out of her body! The idea of the fetus, uh, "climaxing" inside his mom is MOST disturbing and SURELY a sinful behavior!
I wondered why so many male babies are born with wadded up crusty Kleenex and porn magazines in the after birth!
Apparently, that's why they're born with sin.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#20 Jul 1, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I thought Christians HATED masturbating, thinking it a sin!
If any DECENT Christian woman caught her fetus beating off, she should have it ripped right out of her body! The idea of the fetus, uh, "climaxing" inside his mom is MOST disturbing and SURELY a sinful behavior!
I wondered why so many male babies are born with wadded up crusty Kleenex and porn magazines in the after birth!
I think that's only the Catholics. The nuns told them it would make their palms hairy.

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