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Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, who is a Republican (she wrote, as if you couldn't guess, ha ha), supports a national law banning all abortions after 15 weeks and says that masturbating fetuses are the PROOF. Look it up—it's SCIENCE. (No, it's not.)
"Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful," said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. "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?"
Perfect. I mean, that is just a perfect argument. Case closed, your honor!

The legislation currently under consideration in the House seeks to ban abortions after 20 weeks, on the discredited premise that fetuses feel pain after 20 weeks.
"Well, I think all the members are cognizant of the fact that this is not a Congress that cares much about science," said Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Rules Committee's ranking member.
And that about sums it up.

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