Lauren Boebert Suggests LGBTQ People Are Not Able To Have Children

A video of Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert has gone viral as she suggested LGBTQ+ people cannot have children and thus should not be concerned about the Roe v. Wade decision.

The video, which was shared by the Twitter page Patriot Takes, was posted on July 19 and so far has more than 140,000 views.

The snippet is from Boebert's appearance on a Christian television show, FlashPoint, from July 14.

"Today in the judiciary committee hearing Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida was questioning someone and they were saying Roe v. Wade impacts people of the LGBTQ+ community," Boebert said in the clip.

"Well, I am sorry, but if you are not able to have a child how does that actually impact you.

"He had a great line of questioning back and forth there."

Boebert went on to reference the recent argument between Republican Senator Josh Hawley and Berkley law professor Khiara Bridges that went viral.

"This is absurd, where you can't even state that men cannot get pregnant," Boebert said.

"Listen, I am a mom of four boys, I would have loved to share some of that with my husband but it is not physically possible."

Boebert then began quoting from Romans, the sixth book in the New Testament, before concluding that these issues are a "result of a godless society."

In the meeting that Boebert referenced, Gaetz had a back-and-forth with Sarah Warbelow, the legal director for the Human Rights Campaign.

In this argument, Warbelow highlighted that Roe v. Wade being overturned was impacting same-sex couples as she said bisexual and lesbian women are more likely to face sexual assault than heterosexual women.

She added that despite their sexuality, these women may fall pregnant and still need access to abortion care.

"Lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to experience sexual assault than heterosexual women, that their pregnancies are often involuntary. So these are individuals who would need access to abortion care," she said.

Gaetz replied: "We will shelve bisexual women for a moment because my question is about same-sex couples.

"What is more likely, a lesbian woman having an unwanted pregnancy as a consequence of a sexual assault or a gay couple adopting in America?"

The pair went back and forth discussing sexuality with Gaetz suggesting that LGBTQ+ people should steer away from a pro-abortion stance in favor of an anti-abortion stance.

He said this is due to the possibility of creating more opportunities for same-sex couples to adopt. He also highlighted that same-sex couples are three times more likely to adopt than opposite-sex couples.

Warbelow argued there may be a misunderstanding regarding how same-sex couples start families and she noted that it was not only done through adoption.

She also reiterated the significance of bisexual women needing access to abortion care, regardless of who their partner is at the time.

Newsweek has contacted Lauren Boebert for comment.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaks at a House Second Amendment Caucus press conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Boebert claimed that LGBTQ+ people could not be impacted by Roe v. Wade as they could not have children. Kevin Dietsch/Getty