Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas Reportedly Implies Fetuses Might Masturbate

12:40 PM, Jun 18, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Do fetuses masturbate?  A Texas Congressman reportedly implied that they can/do.

According to a report by, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) hinted that male fetuses twenty weeks post fertilization might masturbate as part of his argument in favor of banning abortions earlier in pregnancy.

"Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful," Burgess said according to RHRealityCheck. "They stroke their face. If they're a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?"

This is definitely a new take.  Burgess is a former OB/GYN and you can see his profile here.

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