Republican legislator Barry Hovis is sorry mistakenly suggesting that some rape is consensual while explaining that eight weeks is plenty of time to discover pregnancy and make the decision to have an abortion.
He says he misspoke on the State House floor while lecturing on how rape works:
“Let’s just say someone goes out and they’re raped or they’re sexually assaulted one night after a college party — because most of my rapes were not the gentleman jumping out of the bushes that nobody had ever met,” Hovis said. “That was one or two times out of a hundred. Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes, which were all terrible.”