Will Republicans ever learn? Today we have yet another narrow-minded GOP moron who has decided to comment on the issue of rape, and like so many before him, his comments have landed him in hot water.
Brian Kurcaba, who is a GOP Delegate to the West Virginia state legislature, was speaking during a hearing on a proposed 20-week abortion ban. Democrats had suggested adding an exception to the 20-week ban for rape victims. Which prompted Kurcaba to let loose with this statement of unadulterated ignorance:
“Obviously rape is awful. What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
Kurcaba now joins the distinguished company of Republican mental midgets such as Richard Mourdock, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Indiana, who in 2012 said:
“I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
And of course we have the infamous Todd Akin of Missouri, who, during a Senate campaign, showed his complete lack of understanding of human biology by commenting:
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”
So now we can plainly see that the GOP not only wants to prevent women from exercising the right to decide their reproductive futures, they also believe that a woman who suffers the horrific crime of rape should be forced to bear the child which is a product of that crime.
Perhaps in the future, Republicans should follow the maxim that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org