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


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.)