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According to this pro-life GOP lawmaker, rape and incest are ‘the will of God’

During discussions surrounding Oklahoma’s House Bill 1549, which would prohibit women to seek an abortion in the case of a genetic abnormality…

During discussions surrounding Oklahoma’s House Bill 1549, which would prohibit women to seek an abortion in the case of a genetic abnormality, one Democratic lawmaker asked the author of the bill if he thought rape was “the will of God.”

“Well, you know, if you read the Bible, there’s actually a couple circumstances where that happened,” Rep. George Faught (R) replied. “The Lord uses all circumstances. I mean, you can go down that path, but it’s a reality unfortunately.”

“What about incest?” Rep. Cory Williams (D) pressed.

“Same answer. Doesn’t deal with this bill,” Faught said.

Williams’ point is that since Faught is unwilling to make exceptions for abortion in the case of rape or incest, the questions are relevant.

“You are proffering a divine intervention as the reason why you won’t do that and so I think it is very important,” Williams said. “This body wants to know — and myself personally — whether you believe rape and incest are actually the will of God.”

“It’s a great question to ask,” said Faught. “And, obviously if it happens in someone’s life, it may not be the best thing that ever happened, but — so you’re saying that God is not sovereign with every activity that happens in someone’s life and can’t use anything and everything in someone’s life and I disagree with that.”

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