GOP Lawmaker: ‘Trauma’ Prevents Pregnancy From Incest And Rape, I know Because I Have 5 Daughters


In 2012, Republicans PROMISED that they would get their act together and stop saying brain-dead things about rape, women getting raped, and whether or not they could become pregnant from rape. Not only did they “forget” this, but apparently they are actively working on taking up the creep factor exponentially.

Idaho state Rep. Pete Nielson (Republican – no surprise there) said something you won’t believe during a hearing Thursday on whether or not abortion providers should be required to give patients a list of facilities that offer free ultrasounds. The measure was introduced by pro-life pro-forced birth groups and Republicans in an effort to guilt women into hearing a fetal heartbeat and deciding against the abortion.

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This kind of legislation is slimy and inappropriate enough on its own. However, it got far worse as you will see below.

That is where Pete Nielson came in.

Now, I’m of the understanding that in many cases of rape it does not involve any pregnancy because of the trauma of the incident. That may be true with incest a little bit.

That’s information that I’ve had through the years. Whether it’s totally accurate or not, I don’t know.

He added, I read a lot of information. I have read it several times. … Being a father of five girls, I’ve explored this a lot.

Source: Spokesman

“Being a father of five girls, I’ve explored this a lot.” — WHAT?

Who the hell says something like this? I don’t even mean the stupidity of the trauma/rape thing, but rather basing your knowledge of incest pregnancy on the fact you have five daughters. Oh, my god…

Needless to say, his comments were not received well by a Democratic colleague. Rep. Melissa Wintrow said:

What that kind of a statement does to somebody who’s been victimized violently – it’s ignorant, it’s insensitive

She is being far more charitable than most people would have been. It’s been four years since Todd Akin’s infamous remarks about traumatic stress “shutting down pregnancy” in women – as long as the rape is “legitimate.” Four years of work could have been done to address this problem. It’s clear it was not even touched on by Republican leadership.

Featured image via idaho.gov

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