The Six Stupidest Things Said By Politicians on Women’s Health

There’s an awful lot of people in power who are debating the rights of women and the choices women can or cannot make about their own bodies. Terrifyingly enough, most of those people are old, rich white guys. However, what’s more scary than a group of people dictating laws about a demographic they are not apart of, is how stupid that group of people is. To get an idea of that level of stupidity, below is a list of quotes said by the people making decisions about women’s health rights:

  1. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This was Todd Akin’s (US Senate candidate) response to why he thought women should not allowed to get an abortion if they have been raped. Damn, his high school biology teacher really failed him.
  2. “In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits, where a woman can get cleaned out.” This was said by Texas Rep. Jodie Laubenberg. That’s right, a woman said this. She thinks that rape kits, which are used to identify DNA left by the rapist, are actually an abortion. Yikes.
  3.  “Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that . . . is something that God intended to happen.” This was said by U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Yeah, let’s put the guy who believes that rapes are a part of God’s plan into office. What could go wrong?
  4. “Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby . . . If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?” So, Republican Rep Michael Burgess believes that women should not be allowed to get abortions because he believes that fetuses masturbate in the womb and if they feel that pleasure, then they can feel pain, therefore the fetus would feel the abortion. LOL.
  5. “I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician with a rape issue, that the 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 rape” Apparently, Republican Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder believes that rape doesn’t exist in marriage, since women obviously sign away their free will when they sign the marriage certificate.
  6. When asked why he didn’t support Obamacare, current presidential candidate Ted Cruz said because, it “was forcing Christian companies like Hobby Lobby to provide “abortifacients” to employees.” Obamacare, requires employers to cover contraception in their health insurance plans, including Plan B. So Ted Cruz believes that emergency contraception is equivalent to an abortion. If he gets elected I’m moving to Canada.

But don’t fret just yet, we have a Hillary Clinton in shining armor to come save us. Her campaign spokeswoman has said, “As Cruz tries to police women’s health care decisions and deny a war on women, Hillary Clinton will fight every day to protect them against this seemingly endless Republican assault.”


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