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This guy makes it sounds like if Mourdock and Akin had only done a little better job of dressing up and explaining their stupid and clumsy theories they would have managed to win their elections. Then proceeds to try to do the dressing up but only confirms that, yes, there's at least a third stooge out there to make up a trifecta.
You see, Phil, they DIDN'T say it better because there IS no way to say it better. And the fact that both endorsed such half-baked nonsense, no matter how prettied up you might try to make it, makes it clear neither one possessed the discernment or intelligence needed for a seat in the US Senate in the first place.
It seems as if the Republican Party should impose a moratorium on any more comments about women and rape. Foot In Mouth disease is rampant with these guys. Stop trying to dress up this pig and move on. Better yet - keep trying, because it tells volumes about what you really think.
"And I've delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things. It is true. We tell infertile couples all the time that are having trouble conceiving because of the woman not ovulating, `Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don't be so tense and uptight, because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate.' So he was partially right, wasn't he?" *** Trouble is that resisting rape, besides being potentially hazardous to a woman's health, is according to Gingrey another form of birth control. Hence it prevents another potential child of God from happening. In the tortured reasoning of anti-abortion activists this would therefore become the new frontier for the rights of the unborn: besides preventing women from inducing abortion of fertilized eggs, a new campaign is needed to convince women not to prevent conception itself; that, far from dishonorable, being raped is a gift from God for which they should be grateful and receptive. Gingrey is inexperienced in delivering the results of a rape precisely because such victims avoid his services as any answer to their problems.
I don't know what's scarier; that this guy is a doctor to women, or that he is a congressman
Moron for backing anything Akin said, misogynist for taking the topic up claiming to be an expert and a disingenuous GOP believing its platform can represent all citizens. RIP GOP.
oldbeatnik: "I don't know what's scarier; that this guy is a doctor to women, or that he is a congressman" - How about BOTH!
Thgey just can't leave it alone. Please....let them keep talking about women this way! Dinosauers going off the cliff.....and on the way to being minority party.
It doesn't matter if it is rape or consensual sex that causes a pregnancy, what we have here is the narrative frame of the GOP that a zygote is a full person. This allows them to claim that a child shouldn't be punished by death because the conception occurred by rape. But a zygote is not a child regardless of the details of conception.
The most frightening line in the article: "Gingrey is co-chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus"
This is yet another Republican who reveals his true, 18th-century thinking about women and rape, and then rushes to the microphones to take it back. Why any woman would vote for one of these dinosaurs is beyond me.
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