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(Huffington Post)   GOP Rep Trent Franks: "The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." Sounds legitimate   ( divider line
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2013-06-13 08:15:16 AM  
5 votes:
2013-06-13 08:55:02 AM  
3 votes:
"please proceed, keep pulling your party straight down the shiatter".

Just can't decide.
2013-06-13 08:36:25 AM  
3 votes:
You know what I find amazing?  It's not that he thinks how many women would have to carry their rapists baby to term makes a difference on whether ANY should be forced to.

No, what I can't fathom is why the National Republican Congressional Committee hasn't gone around to every Republican congressman, Senator, and candidate and waterboarded them until they develop a psychological block against saying the word 'rape' - in any context.

NRCC: Trent.  Say 'rape'.
Rep: It's a crime to rape.
NRCC: Douse him boys.
NRCC: Trent.  Say 'rape'.
Rep: .... potato?
NRCC: That's a good boy.  Have a cookie.
2013-06-13 08:32:05 AM  
3 votes:
2013-06-13 08:21:53 AM  
2 votes:
Another GOP politician that doesn't want to be re-elected, I see.
2013-06-13 09:35:42 AM  
1 vote:

MyRandomName: I assume the chance of pregnancy for any single act of sex to be low... so he is right. But I expect liberals to go full retard and link this guy to the taliban and such.

Well you'd be wrong.  So I'd be a bit more judicious in throwing around the retard label if I were you.
2013-06-13 09:20:32 AM  
1 vote:
*Sigh*, yet another entry in the "You're not helping" column of the GOP...
2013-06-13 09:08:37 AM  
1 vote:

D135: What peer reviewed study is his opinion based on?

FTFA: "Like Akin's, Franks's claim is not supported by research. Medical experts agree that rape does not lower the incidence of pregnancy, and one study by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that more than 30,000 pregnancies result from rape in the United States each year."

well, 30,000 is a pretty low number...

Since the estimated occurance of sexual assaults is ~200,000 a year, that just means you have, what, a 15% chance of pregnancy resulting from rape? One in seven rapes ending in pregnancy means it's a non-issue!
2013-06-13 08:55:07 AM  
1 vote:

roadkillontheweb: I didn't see in the article where Trent went to medical school. He is a doctor? Right?

No, but he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once.
2013-06-13 08:50:03 AM  
1 vote:
I didn't see in the article where Trent went to medical school. He is a doctor? Right?
2013-06-13 08:45:49 AM  
1 vote:
The pro-rape party speaks again.
2013-06-13 08:45:15 AM  
1 vote:

Grungehamster: It's true that rape doesn't usually lead to pregnancy, but that's just because the likelihood of any single sexual encounter leading to a successful birth is very low. Considering there are ~200,000 sexual assaults in this country every year, trying to say "it's more likely you won't get pregnant than you will from a rape!" doesn't mean that pregnancy from rape is a non-issue.

tl;dr: it's at least no lower than any consensual sexual encounter and that number is non-zero.

Conclusion: Rep. Trent Franks is provably ignorant, possibly stupid and likely a misogynist.
2013-06-13 08:25:46 AM  
1 vote:
2013-06-13 08:22:52 AM  
1 vote:

RussianPooper: He could very well be right about that fact, but it's a stupid basis for his position. What the hell does the incidence rate have to do with anything?

Well it would only be a few women that are forced to carry their rapist's baby. So it's basically no big deal.
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