But don’t worry–he regrets saying it.
Rep. Lawrence Lockman is a relatively new state representative in Maine, but he’s been involved in local politics for awhile. During that time, he’s amassed quite the record of saying awful, ignorant things about everything from LGBT rights to the AIDS epidemic. This quote on abortion from when Lockman was a director of the Pro Life Education Association back in 1990 might take the cake though.
If a woman has (the right to 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.
After a liberal blogger helpfully pulled together Lockman’s greatest hits, Lockman released a statement saying, ”I have always been passionate about my beliefs, and years ago I said things that I regret.” Reassured yet?
Maya Dusenbery thinks advocating for rape miiiiiiight be one of those things you can’t really take back.