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Another old, white, male member of the GOP on "forced" rape...

Posted by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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 Oh, and did I mention he's an OBGYN? What woman in her right mind would go to this idiot for gynecological services? *sigh*

 

  

 

Rep. Gingrey of Georgia Says Akin "Legitimate Rape" Comments Were "Partially Right"

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Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) said he doesn't "find anything so horrible" about making the distinction between "legitimate rape versus non-legitimate rape"

 

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Rep. Phil Gingrey, a Republican of Georgia, knows that comments about rape have cost fellow Republicans their seats in Congress. But that didn't stop him from wading deep into controversial territory during a breakfast meeting in his home state, reports the Marietta Daily Journal. The lawmaker talked mostly about gun control but then opened the floor up for questions and was asked about abortion. And that's when Gingrey, who made sure to point out he has been an OB-GYN since 1975, mentioned controversial comments about rape and pregnancy made by former Reps. Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana, that many say contributed to their electoral losses last year. This is the Journal's account of what Gingrey said next:

 

"In Missouri, Todd Akin ... was asked by a local news source about rape and he said, ‘Look, in a legitimate rape situation' - and what he meant by legitimate rape was just look, someone can say I was raped: a scared-to-death 15-year-old that becomes impregnated by her boyfriend and then has to tell her parents, that's pretty tough and might on some occasion say, ‘Hey, I was raped.' That's what he meant when he said legitimate rape versus non-legitimate rape. I don't find anything so horrible about that. But then he went on and said that in a situation of rape, of a legitimate rape, a woman's body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur. He's partly right on that."
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"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? But the fact that a woman may have already ovulated 12 hours before she is raped, you're not going to prevent a pregnancy there by a woman's body shutting anything down because the horse has already left the barn, so to speak. And yet the media took that and tore it apart."
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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radioheid
by Libertarian on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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 "The horse has left the barn"? This is how he views my eggs and ovaries???


"Roger that. Over."

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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

 Eww.

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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Old white males: please stop talking about rape and re-defining rape.
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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:36 PM

 Isn't it scary? And he's an OBGYN. I can't imagine letting someone this ignorant of the actual medical facts about how a woman's reproductive organs function anywhere near mine.

Quoting radioheid:

 "The horse has left the barn"? This is how he views my eggs and ovaries???

 

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Even if it did nothing in the body works perfectly all the time and with all the issues with the body malfunction in American society he might want to back up and think about that. Just because there is some cocktail that we emit that tends to make getting pregnant harder does not mean that during rape it works. BLEH BLEH BLEH

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I cannot believe this man is a doctor.

Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 3:47 PM
Un-freaking-believable. We don't have anti-rape hormones, so these guys need to knock it off.
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GoddessNDaRuff
by Silver Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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Anything to defend the stupidity of a party member. SMH. If I saw that this was who I, as a woman, was entrusting my care to I'd switch providers immediately.

I can't believe he, as a doctor, defended that bullshit. "He was partially correct" No he was dead damn wrong, stop trying to defend it.

JanuaryBaby06
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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i wouldnot feel comfortable with my OBGYN making those comments. if he used to be mine i'd have the willies!

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