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GOP Senate candidate who pointed gun at BLM protesters: Teens impregnated by incest or rape should be denied abortions

Mark McCloskey who made headlines last year when he and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching down their street, said that week that teenagers who are impregnated as a result of incest or rape should be denied abortions, The Hill reports.

McCloskey a Republican candidate for the Missouri Senate.

“We were down in Poplar Bluff a couple of months ago, and somebody asked me that question, ‘So you would force a 13-year-old who’s raped by a family member to keep that baby?’” McCloskey, a personal injury lawyer, said.

“And I said, ‘Yes, and more than that I’ve got that client.’ I’ve got a client who was raped by an uncle when she was 13 years old, had the child; she finished high school, finished college and got a master’s degree. That child she would have aborted finished high school, finished college and now has a master’s degree,” he added.

As The Hill points out, Missouri banned abortions at eight weeks in 2019. The law makes no exceptions made for incest or rape, but it has been barred from being implemented by a federal court.

The McCloskeys pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and agreed to pay a $750 fine in relation to pointing a gun at BLM protesters, but Missouri’s GOP Gov. Mike Parson pardoned them in August.

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