Rape – ‘just something you plan for’

While RepubliCON madness appears to be just one of the facts of life we have to deal with, the latest message from their ranks reaches new highs in their disconnection from the real world and sanity.

Kansas legislators have just passed a bill banning health insurers from including abortion coverage in their polices, even in the event of pregnancy due to rape. In an exchange on the issue, Peter DeGraaf responded to the question of coverage for abortions for rape victims with this:

“We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?”

Barbara Bollier then asked him,

“And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with a pregnancy?”

DeGraaf  responded,

“I have a spare tire on my car.”

“I also have life insurance,” he added. “I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.”

Yes, you did read that correctly. Peter DeGraaf believes that being raped is comparable to having a flat tire and is just something that you should plan for. I’m sure he would find a lot in common with Egyptian Generals

How do you describe something so objectionably wrong in so many ways? How is it even possible that anyone could conceivably make such a statement?

The response from people has been quick and savage and thoroughly deserved. But where is the response from the RepubliCONs? Where is the outright condemnation of this stunted mental case? Where are the howls calling for him to be thrown out of the party?


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