GOP Lawmaker: Child Marriage Prevents Abortions

“When we do this to people who are of ripe, fertile age and may have a pregnancy and a baby involved, are we not in fact, making abortion a much more desirable alternative when marriage might be the right solution for some freedom loving couples?”

— New Hampshire state Rep. Jess Edwards (R) opposed raising the age of marriage to 18 years old and “drew gasps and groans from lawmakers,” the Granite Post reports.


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