Is it Mormonism that keeps these people so stupid, ignorant & just plain weird?Republican lawmakers and Utah politicos celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, with one legislator saying she trusted Utah women “to control [their] intake of semen.”
Rep. Karianne Lisonbee described a text message she said she received urging her to hold men accountable for unwanted pregnancies.
“I got a text message today saying I should seek to control men’s ejaculations and not women’s pregnancies ... I do trust women enough to control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside of them and to control that intake of semen,” the Clearfield Republican told reporters at a news conference at the Utah Capitol on Friday.
Lisonbee also said she wanted to reassure Utahns that lawmakers want them to have justice after sexual assaults.
Rep. Angela Romero, who has championed legislation to support survivors of sexual assault in the Beehive State, said she doesn’t think her colleague meant to be “harmful” with her Friday remarks, but a survivor may read it and think their elected officials don’t believe them when they say they have been raped or sexually assaulted.