The Republican war on women continues….this time in Pennsylvania!

As reported by Tara Culp-Ressler of ThinkProgress, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith of Pennsylvania had his own “Todd Akin moment” recently when he said a woman getting pregnant after being raped is “similar” to a woman having a child out of wedlock.

MARK SCOLFORO, ASSOCIATED PRESS: How would you tell a daughter or a granddaughter who, God forbid, would be the victim of a rape, to keep the child against her own will? Do you have a way to explain that?

SMITH: I lived something similar to that with my own family. She chose life, and I commend her for that. She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn’t have to.. she chose they way I thought. No don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t rape.

SCOLFORO: Similar how?

SMITH: Uh, having a baby out of wedlock.

SCOLFORO: That’s similar to rape?

SMITH: No, no, no, but… put yourself in a father’s situation, yes. It is similar. But, back to the original, I’m pro-life, period.

Can someone help me with this? I’m having a hell of a time trying to figure out how any reasonable person can think that rape and having a child out of wedlock are even remotely similar.

I’m also having a hell of a time trying to understand how any woman could read or hear statements like Tom Smith’s and still think voting for Republicans is a good idea. These guys are seriously starting to remind me of a bunch of neanderthals.


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1 thought on “The Republican war on women continues….this time in Pennsylvania!

  1. Why the Republicans are promoting the “Rapist’s Bill of Rights” is beyond me, but they are welcome to do so at their own peril.

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