Lawmaker: 'Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal'

Republican Lawrence Lockman is under fire after details his comments on gays, rape and abortion surfaced.

Rep. Lockman is widely regarded as a polarizing lawmaker who frequently uses divisive rhetoric during floor speeches and press events. Democrats called for Lockman’s resignation, following a blog post by a liberal activist that detailed public statements about gays, abortion and rape made over several decades.

“If a woman has the right to an abortion, why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death,” Lockman said.

Lockman later said that he regrets the comments, the Morning Sentinel reported.

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