Winder's statement in Monday's Senate debate on the bill has made him an international object of derision.
"I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape."
I spoke with Winder, R-Boise, on Thursday, who is chagrined by all the attention and saddened that it may have contributed to the sidetracking of his bill in the House. He says he only meant that a woman might choose to continue her pregnancy if she knew the child's father were her husband, not a rapist.
Doonesbury focused on the Texas ultrasound mandate last week, with images graphic enough that some papers pulled the comic. Reaction from Statesman readers, however, was positive, as Editorial Page Editor Kevin Richert reports.
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