Texas Congressman: Fetuses Masturbate

Rep. Michael Burgess upped the ante on offensive abortion comments.

Pro-lifers may have some compelling arguments, but lately Republicans can’t seem to find them. As the House prepares to debate outlawing all abortions after 20 weeks, Republican Michael Burgess has come out with perhaps the wackiest case for fetal sentience yet. “Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” he said. “They 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?” Before joining Congress, Burgess was, shockingly, an ob-gyn.

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