Worst Quotes of the Week – May 14, 2022

“I think I can speak for myself and other colleagues that align with my policy beliefs — we’ll continue to do our best to make abortion not just outlawed, but unthinkable”

Texas Rep. Briscoe Cain, about the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn 1973 Roe vs. Wade

Cain is a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus in the Texas State Legislature.

“If you were to take or destroy the eggs of a sea turtle — now I said, the eggs…. The criminal penalties are severe: up to a $100,000 fine and a year in prison.  Now, why do we have laws in place to protect the eggs of a sea turtle, or the eggs of eagles?  Because, when you destroy an egg, you’re killing a pre-born baby sea turtle or a pre-born baby eagle.  Yet when it comes to a pre-born human baby rather than a sea turtle, that baby will be stripped of all protections in all 50 states…. Is that the America the left wants?”

Montana Sen. Steve Daines, arguing that human egg cells should be afforded the same protection as eagle and turtle eggs, in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate

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