As far as my research on this shows, only fetuses with penises do this and it’s not really masturbation, as there’s no evidence that the fetus even achieves an erection, let alone achieves orgasm. It’s more likely simply a tactile reflex, same with the face touching and thumb sucking that fetuses have been known to exhibit.
This congressman’s argument is actually that the sexual pleasure of fetuses who he considers male is more important than the bodily autonomy of pregnant individuals, who are often very female
This would be surprising… if it were the first time male pleasure was prioritized over women’s rights.
“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”