GOP Candidates Continue Rape Tour: Romney Supports “God Intends Rape” Dick Mourdock

 

The raping of the American Dream and the citizens of this country by banksters continues, and GOP candidates still want women to bear the fruit of “legitimate rape.” Indiana candidate for US Senate Richard  Dick Mourdock said during a debate Tuesday:

I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.

Then removed his head from his ass long enough yesterday to say

I don’t think God wants rape.

and apologized to anyone who misinterpreted his original remarks.  Because  in Dick Mourdock’s world, if you you took offense at his statement that God intended you to conceive from a violent, brutal, forced sexual assault, then that’s your problem. Not his. Mourdoock’s comments on conception from rape points to a fundamental crack in the GOP platform on rape, since Missouri Representative Todd Aiken, also running this election season, thinks:

If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

Responding to Dick Mourdock’s remarks on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, President Barack Obama said:

This is exactly why you don’t want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women’s health care decisions. Women are capable of making these decisions in consultation with their partners, with their doctors. And for politicians to want to intrude in this stuff, oftentimes without any information, is a huge problem. And this is obviously part of what’s stake at this election.

Mitt Romney still stands behind Mourdock and continues to endorse Mourdock’s run for the US Senate. The Christian Science Monitor reports that the Republican GOP candidate is:

 not asking the Indiana state treasurer to take down an ad Romney filmed Monday in support.

Proposed Tennessee Law Would ID Abortion Providers, Give Patient Information

Aren’t Republicans all about the government staying out of our business? Oh wait, unless it’s our lady business, and then they can get all up in it.

In Tennessee, the latest invasion of Mount Venus, HB 3808 erroneously and laughably called the Life Defense Act of 2012, comes courtesy of Republican Rep. Matthew Hill. The bill has two parts:

The first would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital near where they perform abortions, while the second would require the Department of Health to release more information on abortions, including the name of the doctor who performed the procedure and demographics about the women who receive them.

The bill is a waste of government time and newspaper ink, which Hill, the bill’s sponsor, admits:

The Department of Health already collects all of the data, but they don’t publish it. All we’re asking is that the data they already collect be made public.

Along with publishing the names of doctors, including obstetricians who perform abortion procedures during emergencies or miscarriages, the bill would also require the publication of data — including the age, race, education and number of children — of women who receive abortions, as well as their county of residence. Along with putting doctors at risk from radical “pro-life” activists, the information could be used, claim the bill’s opponents, to reveal

the identities of some women who receive abortions, particularly in small, rural communities.

The bill is clearly designed to intimidate doctors and patients. And hopefully, if Tennessee legislators have a lick of sense, they will veto it. And come next election cycle, Tennessee voters just might tell Rep Hill to head for the hills.

 

[HT: Jezebel]


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