Last week, Alaskan State Representative Alan Dick said he would have a “little more peace” with allowing a woman to terminate a pregnancy if the man who fathered the child signed off on the decision first.
Now, he’s apologizing for the “insensitive” comment. Except really, he isn’t.
“Last week in a committee hearing on funding of abortions, I made a less than artful comparison,” he wrote in a statement. “I have received several phone calls from women who were offended. I’ve listened to what they said. I realize how what I said could be taken to be hurtful — it was for the women who called — and I apologize.
In terms of his position, though, Dick said he’s still unapologetically opposed to abortion but will be more careful about what he says in the future.
“I have reconsidered my thoughts in light of the comments from those who called and will be more careful in how I phrase my thoughts in the future,” he said.
Apology? Not at all. He just said that next time he’ll make sure to say it with more tact.
See, the problem was that he hurt our feelings, not that he completely disrespects our decision-making abilities, has absolutely no knowledge of abusive relationships or rape, and apparently, now, still can’t grasp any of those ideas.