First Of All, Republicans, 88 Pregnancies A Day From Rape Is Not ‘Rare’

Republicans are rebranding!

greigrubio2013 is a whole new ballgame for the GOP. Instead of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock making disgusting comments about rape, a Republican woman has decided to invent biology to justify making all abortion illegal even in cases of rape, a belief that only 9 percent of Americans share.

Celeste Creig, president of the volunteer organization California Republican Assembly, told The Bay Area News Group that pregnancies from rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.”

She didn’t go quite as far as Akin, the former Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, who suggested that the female body had a way of shutting down when raped or Mourdock, former Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Indiana, who said, “I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

Creig just wants us to believe that the chance of pregnacies is so slight it’s not even worth allowing women to make the choice whether to keep her rapist’s baby.

She went on to add, “I don’t know what percentage of pregnancies are due to the violence of rape. Because of the trauma the body goes through, I don’t know what percentage of pregnancy results from the act.”

Write Amanda Marcotte offered Creig a bit of education:

 

Marcotte then linked her followers to a study that found 32,101 pregnancies every year are a result of rape, which is not surprising when you find out that 1,870 women in America are raped every day, about 9 out of 10 of the victims are women– a fact that only comes up when Republicans say dumb things about rape.

To put this in some perspective, about 93 Americans die from car accidents every day, our leading cause of preventable death. We spend billions trying to prevent these deaths. Needless to say, if men could get pregnant from rape, we wouldn’t be able to build enough electric chairs or Guantanamo Bays to punish the perpetrators. Especially considering that 31 states grant rapists visitation or custody rights.

These continued rape gaffes suggest that the problem isn’t Republican candidates. They say terrible things all the time without destroying their careers. The problem that banning abortion in cases of rape is indefensible. Despite this, this exact position is in the GOP platform and advocated by leading Republicans including former vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

If the GOP won’t give up this ridiculous stand, I’d at least ask them to save their best rape gaffes until we’re a few weeks from the 2014 election.

[Photo via Santa Clarita Valley Republicans]
  • http://twitter.com/RockMollica Rock Mollica

    The GOP are not very good at recognizing facts, reading statistics or hearing the truth. They make up facts to validate their warped sense of reality.

  • Carolyn 4444

    I think that the Republicans in general don’t deal well with change. Unless, of course, it’s change that brings some wealth to their coffers! As for the rape issue, what do you think that men going into prison fear the most? The isolation? The boredom? The prison food? Or Bubba’ at the table across from them making overtures? I guess rape is something “different” somehow in those contexts?

  • http://www.facebook.com/captfrog Harold DeHart

    It’s disappointing to know that these people and their DNA continue to further the sad gene pool

  • kirke123

    what are they doing to decrease rape????? that is their oath to protect .

  • Grung_e_Gene

    Those were bad girls who were asking for it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003216492628 D.w. Skinner

    I have yet to see a republican who has the intelligence to hold public office.

  • http://twitter.com/cmbmsu Chrisy Bright

    For the love of all things, what freaking planet are these idiots from?

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      Heh, heh. Indeed. ::waves to Chrisy::

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