Republican Quotes On Rape

This Facebook post has been going around with all of these awful rape quotes from republicans. Now I’m not a republican, but I still hate to assume a quote is correct so I looked it up.

Here’s what I found.
1- quote – “rape is kind a like the weather, if it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it” said by, Republican Clayton Williams, Jr.
This actually started in Texas as a joke in the 40s and 50s men would change the start to this sentence as a joke “________ it’s like the weather if it’s inevitable just relax and enjoy it. Williams was running for office and was ahead 20 points i the polls until he said this, he then lost. This quote was true.

2-quote -“if it’s legitimate rape, the female body has a way of trying to shut the whole thing down ” said by Todd Akin
Though I don’t agree with Mr Akins argument. He was giving a speech about rape and mentioned a fact that, doctors have found that woman who get raped, rarely get pregnant during that act. Because a females body has a way of shutting down when it knows it’s being attacked, our bodies will Usually reject the Sperm. I think this is an interesting fact an I wonder if it’s true. This quote is untrue

3- quote -” rape victims should make the best of a bad situation”. Said by GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum
Rick was being questioned about his stance against abortion, ” what if your daughter was raped and got pregnant what would you tell her”? He went on and on about God and trying to see the good side in everything and that a baby Is a blessing no matter what. We have to try and always make the best out of any situation. Ultimately the quote was true but reworded

4- Quote – “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” said by Richard Mourdock
Richard said this in a debate for GOP and later tried to articulate saying God creates life and he intended for the birth to happen not the rape. This is a direct quote.

5- Quote- “In the emergency room, they have is called a rape kit, where women can get cleaned out” said by ( sadly a woman) Republican Representative Jodi Laubenberg.
I saw this entire thing on video
She says “In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits that the woman, she’ll get cleaned out, basically like a D&C, and emergency contraception, where they can also do the morning-after pill.”
I’m not sure what’s she talking about. I’ve always heard rape kits, are kits that collect all Materials and possible DNA from a rape for the police to have.
This is a direct quote

6- quote – “If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.” Said by Rep. Lawrence Lockman.
He did say this and so many other stupid things I don’t even have words. The guy seems like a real asshole!
This quote is so so true.


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