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GOP Senate Candidate: In a “legitimate rape,” the “female body” will “shut that whole thing down”

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For more on the latest in the Republican war on women (and general insanity, cluelessness, viciousness, etc.), see here. The question is, why would any woman, or any man who finds these types of beliefs (and remarks) repulsive, vote Republican? Remember, here in Virginia, we have a U.S. Senate candidate named George Allen, who goes around telling Asian Americans “welcome to America,” who supports a “personhood amendment” which would outlaw most forms of contraception, and is generally a right-wing nutjob on every other issue. Again, why would any woman, or any man who finds Allen’s attitudes repulsive, vote for him? I’m stumped.

  • HR 374 with Todd “legitimate rape” Akin. The bill “Declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being beginning at the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being.” That, of course, would outlaw abortion as well as many types of contraception. It would also outlaw embryonic stem cell research.

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Every Republican congressman from Virginia voted for HR 3, which tried to define only some rapes as “forcible” and eligible for Medicaid funding for an abortion. That is, the victim would have to prove that she was raped with sufficient “force.” (There is no such thing as “forcible rape” in present federal law.)