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In Response to Re: GOP congressman: Rate of pregnancies from rape is ‘very low’:
Most incidences of sexual intercourse do not cause pregnancy. This is probably also true of rapes. I would speculate that women would be more likely to douche themselves following a rape than an incident in which they wanted to get pregnant.That wpuld make pregnancy less likely.
But so what? Let the woman decide, not some bozo right wing pol from Arizona. Nearly every problem dealing with a pregnancy will be hers to determine.
In an ideal world, women would come equipped with a switch so they could decide whether intercourse was for "fun" or "for keepsies". But this is not an ideal world.
Posted by Hovencloof
The Republicans are again venturing into territory that have contributed to their losses. I doubt that most women wait to have an abortion until the 5th month. It's usually done at that stage because of fetal abnormality or for the health of the mother. For these foolish men to try to determine what rape means is like denying them treatment if they've been raped.
I also doubt that most women would douche themselves after a rape. They may do so after consensual unprotected sex, but seldom from rape. Rape is a violent act that leaves a woman traumatized. Her rapist may keep her to himself for hours, days or even longer as seen in the case with the 3 women in Cleveland. It can be the result of domestic violence where a woman is forbidden to leave the home to get treatment. Other rapes can be the result of physical attacks by family, friends or strangers where she's been beaten and too injured to get help. To think that anyone one would suggest that a rape is nothing more than a sexual encounter that might be a bit too rough should think about the women in their families who could become victims. Another effect of rape, aside from pregnancy, are STDs and AIDS.
If we keep idiots like this in office, it might become illegal for a woman to seek treatment for a rape and, of course, they should make douche bags illegal.