INDIANA — Republican Eric Turner recently introduced a bill that would make abortions illegal after 20 weeks instead of 24 weeks.
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When Democrat Gail Riecken proposed an amendment to that bill exempting women who are the victims of rape or incest, Turner countered by saying that Reicken’s proposal would encourage women to lie in order to get an abortion.
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Rep. Turner said: “I don’t want to disparage in any way someone who has gone through the experience of a rape or incest — but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they’ve been raped or there’s incest.”