GOP senator: I can lecture women on pregnancy because abortion is a ‘men’s issue’

James Lankford speaks on the Senate floor (C-SPAN)Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma argued on Monday that he had the right to lecture women about whether or not they should get abortions because he had impregnated his wife and “had something to do with the birth.”

During a debate on the Senate floor about whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood, Lankford argued that the “culture has been wrong” to allow abortion.

Lankford said that it was “entirely reasonable” to take Planned Parenthood’s funding and “commit it to organizations who do full women’s health.”

Sen. Barbara Boxer, however, said that she was bothered by men like Lankford lecturing women about reproductive health.

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