Five More Terrible Comments from Republicans About Rape

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This is a longstanding GOP meme.

I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape.

– Senator Chuck Winder, R- Idaho, 2012

Most women either are not fertile during assault or do not become pregnant because the trauma prompts a hormonal response that prevents ovulation.

– Dr. Richard Dobbins, 20-year GOP contributor, 2006

Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.

– Judge James Leon Holmes, Bush appointee

The facts show that people who are raped — who are truly raped — the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work and they don’t get pregnant. Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever . . . to get pregnant, it takes a little cooperation. And there ain’t much cooperation in a rape.

– Rep. Henry Aldridge, R- North Carolina, 1995

The odds that a woman who is raped will get pregnant are one in millions and millions and millions […] The traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to secrete a certain secretion that tends to kill sperm.

– Delaware state Rep. Stephen Freind, R-Delaware County, 1988

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