Republicans Keep Lying About Abortion and Rape

This was ridiculous when Akin said it, and now it’s escalated to the point of mass delusion. Another Republican said pregnancies from rape are rare because, well, read this:

Celeste Greig, president of California Republican Assembly, the state’s oldest and largest GOP volunteer organization told The Bay Area News Group this week that pregnancies resulting from rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.”

Bizarrely, Greig made the comments while criticizing similar remarks from Todd Akin, who falsely claimed that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy since the female body “has ways of shutting that whole thing down.”

Again, they need this lie because they’re actively campaigning to ban abortion in all cases, including rape.

  • D_C_Wilson

    But it’s not a lie if they actually believe the horseshit.

  • JimmyAbra

    OK,There are cases when a woman may be prone to risky pregnancies, in general, they may reject any baby conceived, which the rejection may be induced by trauma – including rape, extreme stress, etc. It is hardly a case to think that most or all caused by rape would cause such a trauma…So, by their logic, if the woman’s body does not reject a “rape” pregnancy she just wans’t traumatized enough and really wanted it?

    • Treading_Water

      The only argument I heard supporting the “pregnancy is prevented by trauma” theory is that certain LONG TERM chronic trauma prevents ovulation, such as marathon runners whose menstrual cycle is interrupted or concentration camp victims whose bodies are starved into ceasing menstruation. These Teapublican fools are confusing chronic, long term trauma with acute trauma. They are willing to close their eyes and pretend ignorance to the facts in order to advance their true agenda, the complete repeal of Roe v Wade and the criminalization of abortion of any type at any time.

      • JimmyAbra

        Right. There is more to the story, and as you said,a more chronic reason, than the rape itself.