Politicians never really learn. From John Foster saying that the “rape thing” is not an excuse for abortion to Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape,” we seriously want to pull our hair out from all these stupid things that politicians have said about women’s rights. They can definitely learn a thing or two from Tina Fey, who said, “If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is, I’m going to lose my mind!” (or maybe even from the fictional character she played, Liz Lemon).
#1 Joe Walsh
Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape, incest, health of a woman, life of a woman. Life of the woman is not an exception.
#2 Allen West
These Planned Parenthood women, the Pink Code women, and all of these women have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness…We are not going to have our men become subservient.
#3 John Koster
But on the rape thing, it’s like, how does putting more violence into a woman’s body and taking the life of an innocent child that’s a consequence of this crime, how does that make it better?
#4 Mike Huckabee
On the positive of pregnancy after rape.
[Singer] Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of forcible rape.
#5 Jodie Laubenberg
On why there should not be an exception for rape or incest in the sweeping anti-choice bills in Texas.
In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out.
#6 Roger Rivard
Consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry…All of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh yeah, I was part of the program.’
#7 Henry Aldridge
The facts show that people who are raped—who are truly raped—the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work and they don’t get pregnant. Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever.
#8 Trent Franks
Before…my friends on the left side of the aisle here tried to make rape and incest the subject—because, you know, the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.
#9 Steve King
On never hearing about pregnancy from rape before.
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 the subject matter.
#10 Michael Burgess
On male babies masturbating inside the uterus.
Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?
#11 Michele Bachmann
On the “dangers” of the HPV vaccine.
It’s Jessica who’s having to have her body live with the ravages of this vaccine.
#12 Jan Brewer
From the Arizona bill signed into law.
Life begins ‘from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman.’
#13 Clayton Williams
As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.
#14 Tom Smith
Comparing pregnancy from rape with having a baby out of wedlock.
Put yourself in the father’s situation. Yes, it is similar.
#15 Todd Akin
If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.