Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) last week responded to a question about abortion in cases of rape by forcing his Campaign to kneel facing away from him, then putting a bullet through its head:
“If you really – there are very few pregnancies as a result of rape, fortunately, and incest – compared to the usual abortion, what is the percentage of abortions for rape? It is tiny. It is a tiny, tiny percentage.”
Bartlett is reportedly running a pretty close race against two challengers. So while he was technically correct in that the percentage is small, trivializing the issue seems like a pretty stupid thing to do. Does he not remember the last guy who said something like this?