Another INSANE Rape Comment Gets ‘Moron’ Republican Lawmaker Slammed (VIDEO)

Trent FranksYet another Republican male representative has stuck his foot in it. This time, it was GOP Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona who made the outrageous claim that the pregnancy rate from rape is actually "very low." It's Todd Akin all over again (remember the guy who said women only get pregnant from "legitimate rape") and really calls into question the level of education these Republican lawmakers are achieving. How can anyone be this stupid?

The official number from RAINN (The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is that around 5 percent of rape victims also fall pregnant, but that number doesn't include unreported rapes and, even so, is WAY too high. Only 0 percent would be low enough to justify this idiot's comments. The reality is, at this point, saying things like this should be grounds for automatic dismissal. I am all for free speech, but I highly doubt anyone elected this guy knowing how stupid he is. And why is it ALWAYS Republicans? See below:

It's infuriating that a man like Franks (or Akin or any number of moronic people) thinks he represents women when he has openly said the "child" shouldn't be punished for the sins of the rapist. He says the rapist ought to be possibly given the death penalty and not the kid. What about the woman? Has anyone even mentioned her?

Isn't SHE the victim of rape, which, by the way, is a crime against her body? It's a crime when a man decides what is best for her body, forces himself upon her, and controls what happens inside her. And we want to allow nine months of that?

In no way would I fault a woman who chooses to carry a rapist's child to term. That is her choice. But that is exactly the issue at stake here. Choice.

Now, this bill in question would ban abortion after 20 weeks and Franks may even be right in the fact that typically a woman who is pregnant from rape may have obtained a legal abortion earlier. But what about those who haven't? Are they just out of luck and out of choices because they didn't figure it out soon enough? What about factoring in the denial, pain, and trauma that come from being raped? Taking a pregnancy test might not be at the forefront of a victim's thoughts.

It's not hard to imagine a scenario where the victim of a rape might still need to abort after 20 weeks, and the fact that Franks didn't even want to consider it means he isn't fit to represent women. Any of them. Even the ones who agree with him. Because rapists don't care what your politics are and someday it could be you without that choice.

Do you think Trent Franks will stay in office?


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LostS... LostSoul88

I hope not. A lot of men think this way. They will never fully understand rape until they are the one's beat and forced apon. 

Mrscj... Mrscjones

I sorry I'm very pro choice. My choice isn't yours but you do realize 20 weeks is 5 months. You telling me half way thru your pregnancy you haven't figured out wheter or not you want to keep the baby thats bull. What you want them to allow people to abort the baby at 40 weeks I mean seriously. At 5 months you are finding out the sex of the baby. I see nothing wrong with stopping abortions after 20 weeks. Its not an attack its common sense.

Mrscj... Mrscjones

As for what he said he's an idiot and should lose his job.

miche... micheledo

Seriously???? People DO focus on rape as a reason to loosen abortion laws. And what he said is true. The number ofabortions because of rape IS very low. The majority of women abort for other reasons. If you want an abortion law changed, stop using a very rare circumstance to justify it. If you think women should be able to get an abortion after 20 weeks because of rape alone, then just make it about that.

I am curious how many women who were raped, waited that long to get an abortion? I personally know many who were raped and kept their child. It really appears to be an argument based on sympathy not facts.

keelh... keelhaulrose

Why didn't they mention the woman? Same reason many of these politicians never mention the woman. They don't believe we're on the same level as men, and shouldn't make medical decisions for ourselves because we might make one they don't agree with. 

There have been enough stories of women carrying to term without knowing that 20 weeks is not outside the realm of possibility. I had been pregnant once before and I didn't realize I was again until well into my second trimester. I had none of the fatigue or nausea of the first, my body didn't change, and I had spotting every few weeks throughout, which was normal for me. I took a test when I couldn't shake the feeling that I might be pregnant, and was shocked to find not only that I was, but I was also that far along.

Victo... Victoria0785

I hate to break it to you, but 5% is very low. Also, you should know you're pregnant way before 20 weeks, especially when you were raped. When I was raped, I was taking pregnancy tests every week for like 4 months. Yes, you are the victim, but staying a victim is a choice. The only way I got over my rape was by taking back control of my life.

Victo... Victoria0785

Plus, can we give the guy some credit for saying the rapist should get the death penalty? I mean, that's pretty pro victim there.

miche... micheledo

^^^^^^^ Love that!

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

If the number is "so low" it seems that making exceptions for rape victims wouldn't impact much. So why don't they allow it?

Caera Caera

I don't see any reason why he wouldn't stay in office. 

I dont believe RAINN's numbers, but even if it is true, this guy isn't wrong. 5% is low.

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