Sunday, March 3, 2013

California GOP Leader: Rape Pregnancies Rare Since "Body Is Traumatized"

Celeste Greig (shown with Marco Rubio), president of the California Republican Assembly, is the latest GOP leader to make an outrageous comment about rape. Strangely, she made her comments while criticizing Todd Akin, who said that "legitimate rape" rarely results in pregnancy because the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down." Greig's comments to the Bay Area News Group weren't that different: "Granted, the percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it's an act of violence, because the body is traumatized. 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."

Six members of the Republican rape caucus lost elections. Former Bush adviser Karen Hughes warned Republican men to stop talking about rape. Apparently there's at least one Republican woman who needs to hear the same warning.


Jon Rector, editor of the Oracle said...

Twice in the quote, this idiot said, "I don't know." Not knowing **it from Shinola sure has never stopped these bozos from running off at the mouth.

They get elected, so somebody must revel in stupid.

Jeff Tone said...

Jon: She would have fit right in with the No Nothing Party.

Good to hear from you, as always.