Video footage captures the moment a senator shouted ‘Abortion is murder’ at a group of students who asked for greater access to birth control.
Republican Senator Dan Foreman faces an ethics investigation after the outburst in Idaho’s senate building Monday, to a group of University of Idaho students who traveled three hours to see him.
In footage uploaded to Facebook, Foreman can be heard saying: ‘Abortion is murder. I stand against it.
‘I am a Roman Catholic. I am a conservative Republican. I think what you guys do stinks.’
The students he confronted had left condoms in his office before holding meetings with other politicians.
They were from the Planned Parenthood Generation at the state university, and want students to be given access to a year’s supply of birth control, as well as improved sex education.
One other Republican, Senator Bob Nonini, waved a rosary at the group and talked to them about abstinence, but did not raise his voice.
Planned Parenthood director Paul Dillon told CBS News Foreman was ‘completely unhinged.’
He added: ‘Even if you disagree with what we have to say, there’s no excuse for that kind behavior.
‘He was being a bully.’
Tweets from an unverified account in Foreman’s name, that was not proven to be attributed to him later branded ‘murdering babies’ a ‘sin’, before it was deleted.
At a county fair in Moscow, Idaho last year Foreman was filmed screaming ‘Go straight to hell, you son of a bitch,’ at an unidentified man, for an known reason.
And when one constituent emailed him about climate change, he dismissed it as ‘nonsense’ dreamt up by left-wingers to raise taxes.