Illinois state Rep. Lou Lang, a top pro-abortion politician, resigned from his leadership positions Thursday after he allegedly harassed a woman, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
The allegations surfaced just hours after Lang, the deputy majority leader, urged the House to approve a radical pro-abortion measure known as the Equal Rights Amendment. If added to the U.S. Constitution, the amendment could overturn the limited protections unborn babies have in America, such as the partial-birth abortion ban, parental consent laws and more.
The pro-abortion state leader is the latest in a growing list of so-called women’s rights advocates who have been accused of harassing or abusing women.
Lang’s accuser, Maryann Loncar, went public with her story Thursday, alleging the state representative harassed her on multiple occasions, according to the report.
“I was harassed,” Loncar said. “I was intimidated. I was humiliated.”
Lang responded that the allegations are nothing more than “absurdities.”
Here’s more from the report:
Among her allegations, Loncar said Lang once put his hand on her lower back and asked her if she knew “how lucky” her husband was to have a wife like her. In another instance, Loncar said Lang called her during dinner and asked if she was alone, remarking that he’d like to join her.
… Loncar also claimed Lang called her ex-husband and said “I can help you bury her if you want.” She said she did not call police about that alleged threat and did not plan to file a report. Loncar said she did not trust the police.
“When they call your ex-husband and tell you they’re going to bury you, that’s not politics. That’s not hardball. That’s direct retaliation,” Loncar said. …
Lang held his own news conference and issued a statement calling for an investigation of the accusations and announcing his resignation as House deputy majority leader and other leadership posts. But he also attacked Loncar’s motives, saying she was upset because she failed to win a license to dispense medical marijuana.
Pro-life state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who joined Loncar at her press conference, accused Lang of hypocrisy.
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“This is a leader who very hypocritically sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment yesterday and yet is known to be a bully to many members, both in his actions and his words and his tone,” Ives said.
Lang is just one of many powerful men who tout themselves as women’s rights advocates and now face accusations of harassment or abuse. These men have used their power to openly and repeatedly support the abortion industry in the name of “women’s rights.”
Last year, film mogul Harvey Weinstein was the first of several prominent, powerful pro-abortion men to be accused of misconduct by numerous women. His case launched the #MeToo movement. His case was followed by accusations against former U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who received strong support from Planned Parenthood, former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a friend of former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, and celebrity chef Mario Batalli, who has donated thousands to pro-abortion groups.
The early feminists opposed abortion, in part, because they thought it would lead to more exploitation and abuse of women. Now, after more than 40 years of legalized abortion in America, there is strong evidence that powerful, manipulative men outed by the #MeToo movement are the ones who are backing the push to kill unborn babies.