Kansas Legislator Thinks Women Should Prepare for Rape Like They Prepare for a Flat Tire

According to testimony published today, Kansas state Representative Pete DeGraaf suggested that women should plan ahead for situations such as rape like one would prepare for a flat tire.

During floor debate in the Kansas House over a bill to require women to purchase supplemental insurance coverage in the event that they may need abortion care, Representative Barbara Bollier, “questioned whether women would buy abortion-only policies long before they have crisis or unwanted pregnancies or are rape victims.”

Representative DeGraaf, “…drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded by stating, ‘I have a spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance…I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.’”

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