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Lawmaker Regrets Asking Why Men Can't Rape If Women Can Get Abortions

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This week, after progressive blogger Mike Tipping reported on the comments, and local Democrats called on him to resign, Lockman released a statement saying he regrets his remarks.

"I have always been passionate about my beliefs, and years ago I said things that I regret," the lawmaker said Wednesday, according to the Morning Sentinel. "I hold no animosity toward anyone by virtue of their gender or sexual orientation, and today I am focused on ensuring freedom and economic prosperity for all Mainers."

(Photo credit: Representative Lawrence E Lockman's Facebook page.)