BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 10, 2015
Just when we thought we wouldn’t hear much more on the subject of rape from GOP lawmakers, one West Virginia delegate decided to chime in. How, do you ask? By essentially insinuating that rape is beautiful because a child can result from it.
In a public hearing last Thursday, Brian Kurbaca (R) stated that, “obviously rape is awful... what’s beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
The West Virginia House of Delegates was trying to pass the ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’, which would make abortion illegal 20 weeks after fertilization. Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Jan 14, 2013
Here we go again. Another republican has put his foot in his mouth about what qualifies as rape. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, while trying to explain his colleagues’ beliefs about rape, came out sounding just as ignorant and incoherent as the others.
At a recent chamber of commerce breakfast, Gingrey, not just a congressman but the co-chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus, tried explaining fellow republican Todd Akin’s remarks about legitimate versus illegitimate rape. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 07, 2012
The election is over, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Besides the re-election of President Barack Obama and “America’s happy warrior” Vice President Joe Biden, this election saw the legalization of gay marriage in Maine and Maryland, the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado, and more women elected to the Senate than ever before. I hope you spent last night cheering and hugging random strangers in a bar, but even if you didn’t, here are 10 reasons to get really, really, really excited about the election results:
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BY Diana Denza
on Oct 24, 2012
Last night, Tea Party-pandering Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock claimed that pregnancies resulting from rape are “something God intended to happen.” His words come on the heels of a host of incendiary rape comments by members of the GOP –none of whom have a vagina, may I add.
But abortion isn’t the only right at stake this election season. Read More