Not This Crap Again: Republican Trent Franks Says Pregnancy From Rape Is Rare

Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013

Wait, I thought the GOP attached nodes onto all white male Republicans’ balls to deliver electric shocks as soon as their lips start to form the words “rape” and “pregnancy”? What happened? How did Rep. Trent Franks dodge that?!

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing today, Rep. Franks of Arizona said his ban on abortions after 20 weeks does not need an exception for rape and incest because pregnancy as a result from rape is rare. “The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low,” Dr. Franks announced.

Oh wait, he’s not a doctor? He’s just another misogynist boob like Rep. Todd Akin, who infamously said last summer that “pregnancy from rape is really rare” and “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down”?

Actually, pregnancy from rape is not “rare” (there is ZERO scientific basis or statistical evidence to support that claim), all rape is legitimate, and the women’s bodies don’t have ways to “shut the whole thing down,” whatever that evens means.  In other words, ZAP! ZAP! ZAP! [Washington Post] [Photo: Getty]