‘Kill the rapist’: Victorian Liberal MP Bernie Finn’s explosive anti-abortion claim
A rogue Victorian MP has revealed his stance on abortion laws as the Liberals prepare to decide whether he should be allowed to stay in the party.
Bernie Finn claimed rapists who made their victims pregnant should be killed before the woman involved is offered an abortion.
“I don’t believe any child should be punished for the crimes of its parent. If you want to kill someone in this situation, kill the rapist,” he told 3AW.
“I’m hoping that Roe v Wade is overturned, which is a position I’ve held forever and that killing babies is criminal. This is something I’ve been talking about for decades.”
The shock remarks come just a day before Mr Finn, who says he won’t resign, is set to face a motion to expel him from the parliamentary party.
“I will let them make a decision, I will not be there,” he said.
Mr Finn acknowledged his party was going up against “one of” if not “the best political campaigner in the country” in Premier Daniel Andrews at the state’s November election.
“If we don’t have (a philosophical base) in place, then we’re in strife,” he said.
He previously compared Mr Andrews to Adolf Hitler in a bizarre meme posted to Facebook in 2021.
“I think that thing about Dan Andrews being a Nazi was unfortunate because it led to many in the Jewish community to think I was in some way belittling what happened in Nazi Germany,” he said.
“I deeply regret that they may have felt that way but unfortunately I have a sense of humour.”
Mr Finn, who represents Western Metropolitan Region, has not ruled out joining another political party if ousted by the Liberals.
Originally published as ‘Kill the rapist’: Victorian Liberal MP Bernie Finn’s explosive anti-abortion claim
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