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Alabama Politician Thinks A Fetus Is The Largest Organ In A Woman's Body

Alabama representative Mary Sue McClurkin apparently does not understand the size or definition of organs.

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When asked why she would vote to limit the ability for women in Alabama to get abortions, McClurkin gave an answer that's left more than a few people confused:

"When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body," McClurkin said in an interview Thursday. "That's a big thing. That's a big surgery. You don't have any other organs in your body that are bigger than that."

Even if you accepted McClurkin's definition of a fetus as an organ — which most experts would dispute — it wouldn't be the largest internal organ.

(h/t Jezebel)

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