Thursday, June 30, 2022

Republicans Say the Darnedest Things

Ah, the Republicans. Never happy just to take the win,  they insist on spiking the ball.

Here are some post-Roe comments from the best of them.

Yesli Vega a congressional candidate running in Virginia is an ex-Police Officer. 

She said pregnancy from rape wasn’t a problem, because women don’t get pregnant from Rape. ““The left will say, ‘What about in cases of rape or incest?” and then claimed that, in her years in law enforcement, she only saw one rape case in which a woman became pregnant. And the old saw to the question, “I heard it’s harder for women to get pregnant from rape. Her answer, was “Have you heard that?” To which Vega responded that she didn’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Because it’s not something that’s happening organically. You’re forcing it. The individual, the male, is doing it as quickly – it’s not like, you know – and so I can see why there is truth to that. It’s unfortunate.”

She doesn't seem that intelligent on how babies are made.

Last fall, Ohio US Senate candidate JD Vance called pregnancies from rape merely “inconvenient” and emphasized that in matters relating to pregnancy resulting from rape, “The question to me is really about the baby.” (Apparently the woman matters very little, if at all.) 

Ohio Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt said that her state’s law criminalizing abortion gave child rape victims the opportunity” to “help that life be a productive human being.”

Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio applauded his state’s strict anti-abortion law, which outlaws abortion roughly six weeks after the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period with few exceptions and without any exemption for rape or incest.

“What happens when a twelve-year-old girl falls pregnant after being raped?” Brown asked him. “Are you ok with her being forced to carry that fetus to term?”

You don’t know you were raped for two months? Warren asked, as if women and girls seeking abortions after rape are either liars, idiots or irresponsible. “I think it’s a great law,” he said.

In a since-deleted tweet (preserved by ProPublica’s Politwoops), NC Republican Congressman Greg Murphy insisted on Sunday that abortion is unnecessary because “no one forces anyone to have sex.” So, there is no rape anymore in the country? Or just eastern North Carolina?

Buckle up kids, it's only going to get worse.

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