GOP Senate Candidate Supports Life Sentences For Rape Victims Who Obtain Abortions

From Think Progress:

Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND), the candidate for Senate from North Dakota, once voted for a bill that would have made any woman who obtained an abortion guilty of a homicide crime — even if it were in the case of rape or incest. Indeed, the bill Berg supported does not even contain an explicit exception if an abortion is necessary to save the woman’s life.

In 2007, Berg was among the small number of state representatives in the North Dakota House who supported the measure. It also would have imposed penalties on doctors and anyone else who “aids, abets, facilitates, solicits, or incites” a person into an abortion:


  1. Sometimes I have to read such articles twice, because it’s not quite registering that there are people in our government that want us to go backwards, not forward, as a people.

    He’s a character out of The Handmaid’s Tale.

  2. Oh, come on. You’re all making a bigger deal out of this than is necessary.

    As we should know by now, any woman who is raped was asking for it and deserves it, just like ANY woman who fornicates outside of marriage is a whore who deserves any ills that can be sent her way.

    Get with the times, numbskulls.

    1. That’s just retarded. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. Obviously legitimate rape happens. Of course it’s impossible to get pregnant from rape, so the fact that you’re pregnant proves that you weren’t raped. Get with the times, numbskull.

      1. I hope you don’t mean I missed your sarcasm, because I caught it. I was actually just responding in kind. Unless you’re being sarcastic with your comment about sarcasm.

        My head hurts now.

  3. Stay classy North Dakota. (BTW… your state smells like pee.) NO OFFENSE TO ANY REGULAR READER OF THIS BLOG THAT LIVES THERE… just an observation on my last trip through ND.

    1. I was planning a trip to North Dakota to see the ”Badlands”… But now it appears that ALL of the land in that state is bad, and that this GOP Candidate for the Senate must have spent too much time out in the wilderness, as Geebus and Paul both did, and is now suffering the same type of delusions… So, now I’m fearful, that if I did take a trip out to North Dakota, I might be teleported back to the 18th or 19th Century through some sort of time warp, and get stuck there. This man should be hung by his testicles………… to protect women from his mere touch!

  4. Wow, its times like these that I’m actually proud to be a kiwi.

    We might occasionally have some fairly unusual politics down under but I have never heard anyone suggest anything as crazy as this!

    Is there somewhere in America where time is frozen or something? Only explaination I can come up with.

  5. I would love to see a law passed all over the country that said that no lawmaker could vote on pregnancy or abortion issues unless she had a uterus. Or once had a uterus.

  6. I really liked that line in Sandra Fluke’s speech at the DNC about how what the current Republican nutjobs want is an “American in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it.” Seems those guys think a man’s responsibility for birth control consists of saying, “You’re on the pill, right?”

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