Utah Republican apologises for saying women can control ‘intake of semen’
In the aftermath of the US supreme court decision that ended the right to abortion, amid nationwide protests over the removal of women’s control over their own bodies, one Utah Republican said women could “control [their] intake of semen”.
The comment by Karianne Lisonbee, a state representative, came in response to an assertion that men should be held accountable for unwanted pregnancies, not just pregnant women, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
“I got a text message today saying I should seek to control men’s ejaculations and not women’s pregnancies,” Lisonbee said.
She added: “I do trust women enough to control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside of them and to control that intake of semen.”