Texas Republican Quote Of The Year: Rape Kit Cleans You Out

Updated: As Republican members of the Texas House sought to push through an anti-abortion bill, SB5, during a special session, one legislator put her foot in her mouth.

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  1. During proceedings Sunday night, Republican Rep. Jody Laubenberg confused a rape kit with an abortion. She is the primary sponsor of HB60 (companion bill to SB5). 
  2. Her comment was widely mocked on Twitter and Facebook because of its absence of any link to reality.

  3. Updated with additional tweets.
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  4. Originally posted Monday 24 June at 5.45 am Pacific after being excised from the longer story.
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