I’m not aware of a woman’s magical ability to turn her ovaries off after having sex with an unwelcome partner, nor an ability to shut off my own brain after getting raped by the comments of clueless old Republicans.
“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” Iowa’s Steve King told KMEG-TV.
That’s his response to a question about 12-year-olds getting pregnant.
He’s a supporter of a bill that would end Federal funding of abortions to victims of rape, which sounds like a brilliant way to secure a fiery condo in that hell place he probably believes in.
Other clueless old man comments come from the mouths of Todd Akin (“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”) and Mike Huckabee (“those people are able to do extraordinary things”).
What I’ve managed to take away from this, is that many idiots share the same idiotic view. I mean, I can’t get pregnant after watching grown men tap dance, but that’s just me.
Akin, the originator of this discussion, was basically saying that you can’t get pregnant unless you want to. If that’s the case, why are there so many goddamn people on this planet?