— And people still say there is no rape in marriage. I ask anyone who believes that: did she willingly have 18 children with a raging maniac? Did she consent to sex with her husband?
Since he beat her straight through 18 pregnancies, what would the conception incidents be like?
While Saindon couldn’t say whether the stillbirth was caused by a beating, it’s clear that Teresa LePage was the target of regular abuse from her husband. The governor of Maine left home at 11, brutalized by his father. He was the oldest of 18 children.
“He beat (my mother) through all her pregnancies, when she was pregnant with all of us,” Saindon said. “That’s how mean he was. He was nasty.”