[TW: Rape] It wasn’t the first time a lawmaker has suggested that women seeking abortions may lie about rape. Some anti-abortion activists actually believe that rape cannot result in pregnancy. Buzzfeed dug up a series of bizarre statements Republicans have made about pregnancy, rape, juices not flowing and more. Here’s one:
The odds that a woman who is raped will get pregnant are “one in millions and millions and millions,” said state Rep. Stephen Freind, R-Delaware County, the Legislature’s leading abortion foe.
The reason, Freind said, is that the traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to “secrete a certain secretion” that tends to kill sperm.
Two Philadelphia doctors specializing in human reproduction characterized Freind’s contention as scientifically baseless.
Not only are Republicans rejecting actual science, now they’re making up their own.
I’m almost giddy with excitement over how much it will cost to depose Karzai in a decade or so. It’s like a perpetual motion machine. We roll into a country, destabilize the region and impose a “President” upon the people of said state. Said leader is inevitably corrupt and despised by his subjects. We almost formulaically end up having the new regime either turn against us or cause major headaches in their region.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Afghanistan would be the jewel of the region if it only had a competent government. Karzai isn’t exactly in an easy position, and I can see him cozying up to Russia, China, and Pakistan (all with stellar human rights records and totes zero corruption right?) pretty quickly once the U.S. is a little more disconnected from the area.
Come with me on an adventure, folks: into the amazing world of Conservative Teen, where the white people don’t get any whiter.
Where musical theater turns kids to the Devil…
…and sex threatens to wipe out entire civilizations with its wanton vaginal gushing.
Oh my god it is real. -C
I THOUGHT IT WAS A RUMOR
This is hilarious. Amazing.