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Jones Demands Carr Apology for Rape Comment

Press release from Tennessee State Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville; August 28, 2012:  

NASHVILLE (August 28, 2012) – House Minority Whip Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville) issued the following statement in response to the offensive and sexist remarks made by Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas):

Rep. Joe Carr has shown today what many of the women in the General Assembly have known for a long time—he is completely and totally unfit for office. Claiming that women’s bodies possess the ability to “close themselves off” from pregnancy in cases of violent rape is not only biologically inaccurate, it is offensive to each and every Tennessee woman who has ever been the victim of rape. Tennessee Republicans are continuing their march to the extreme ideological right at the expense of our mothers, daughters, wives and sisters. It’s time for Rep. Joe Carr to apologize for his ignorant remark and for the Tennessee Republicans to end the war on women.

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