go to content
Politics

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.

Posted on

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)

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.