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Lawmaker opines on rape, incest, pregnancy…

During today’s ultrasound bill hearing, Rep. Pete Nielsen, R-Mountain Home, had a question for Angela Dwyer of Stanton Healthcare. He said issues of rape and incest hadn’t been addressed. “Now, I’m of the understanding that in many cases of rape it does not involve any pregnancy because of the trauma of the incident. That may be true with incest a little bit,” he added.

Dwyer responded, “We had two young ladies come to us that the baby was the result of rape. One chose to keep the baby, the other chose to adopt the baby.”



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Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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