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GOP Rep. Franks says rate of
pregnancies from rape is ´very low´

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Elise Viebeck

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/12/2013 1:38:26 PM

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that the incidence of pregnancy caused by rape is "very low," prompting criticism from Democrats who said the GOP is waging a "war on women." Franks made the comment during a committee mark-up of his late-term abortion ban bill, which is expected pass the House next week. The Republican lawmaker was arguing against a Democratic amendment allowing rape and incest victims to procure abortions. As written, the bill only exempts women whose lives are in danger. "You know, the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low," Franks said.

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Republicans just never learn to watch what they say because Democrats will always use their words against them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/12/2013 1:42:55 PM     (No. 9372551)

Oh, great. Another aspiring gynecologist. Do these people get paid by the Democratic party to make fools of themselves in public?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/12/2013 1:44:36 PM     (No. 9372557)

Distasteful post removed by Staff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sg, 6/12/2013 1:47:47 PM     (No. 9372564)

It´s incredible that Repubs just don´t know when to keep quiet. Utterly incredible. They are truly truly brain dead. It is no wonder they lose national elections. Stupid stupid stupid stupid ..... etc.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: disklxik, 6/12/2013 1:51:08 PM     (No. 9372574)

The media will replay this over and over and over... just to take the heat off zero

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Talk2, 6/12/2013 1:52:06 PM     (No. 9372576)

I´m speechless at the absolute stupidity of this guy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Drive, 6/12/2013 1:52:48 PM     (No. 9372577)

The liberals know it´s a no-no issue that´s how they passed Roe v Wade-lying about Norma McCorvey´s ( Jane Roe) fake rape

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 6/12/2013 1:53:12 PM     (No. 9372578)

Republicans, stop talking about rape. Don´t you know the MSM will skewer you with it? Sheesh!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/12/2013 2:11:09 PM     (No. 9372610)

Ladies and gentlemen...a fine example of those we send to Washington to protect us from our Government and seal our border.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 6/12/2013 2:12:17 PM     (No. 9372614)

Sigh....so dumb. It doesn´t matter if it is true or not. You cannot win this arguement when the lefties have so twisted the narrative on rape and abortion. They have won that battle. Do not venture onto the field with this flag.

Just say "I oppose abortion". Done.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: PageTurner, 6/12/2013 2:15:50 PM     (No. 9372618)

What´s he, the third one to do this? Like a lemming, off he goes down the cliff of his own making.

Can´t we get a smart candidate?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 6/12/2013 2:19:46 PM     (No. 9372622)

I read the entire story and believe the intended statement was that we don´t see many late term abortions due to rape.

My interpretation is that this statement is true because women either have an abortion very early or carry the baby to term.

The amendment died so this is simply character assassination at this point.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hmeth, 6/12/2013 2:21:50 PM     (No. 9372627)

I didn´t realize that they had schools where you could major in stupid. This guy must have a PhD.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 6/12/2013 2:24:58 PM     (No. 9372633)

But if you turn up pregnant due to rape, that statistic is 100%. And shaddup, Rep Franks - you´re not helping.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: maggie2u, 6/12/2013 2:38:26 PM     (No. 9372647)

yeah, I´m with poster #1, No one can be this stupid for free.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jond, 6/12/2013 2:44:32 PM     (No. 9372662)

He forgot that being right was not defense.

Silly rabbit.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BlueSkies, 6/12/2013 2:56:12 PM     (No. 9372678)

Like No. 11, I think Franks´ remark is being misrepresented: Late term abortions due to rape are infrequent. Why would a woman who was raped, or a victim of incest, wait till late term to have an abortion? Late abortions truly for such reasons would be few to none. Rape and incest are just buzzwords leftists like to use to justify abortion. Yet they´d be horrified at any suggestion that rapists themselves should be executed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sunsong, 6/12/2013 2:59:21 PM     (No. 9372687)

Not only is this utterly stupid - the entire GOP will be soon branded with this agenda.

You couldn´t be more stupid than this at a time when Obama is really blowing it and the pubbies have a chance to win over the public. There are lots and lots of people who would rather have a Clinton or an Obama - even if they are dishonest and corrupt - than men who hate and want to demean, control and make war against women.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: octrojan, 6/12/2013 3:01:07 PM     (No. 9372690)

Franks is obviously correct, but as many posters have noted, why the need to go there. The easy comeback: if it´s so rare, why not allow the abortions. Whether rape pregnancies are common or not is beside the point as to why Franks opposes abortion, so why give an easy talking point to the libs.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: joew9, 6/12/2013 3:04:03 PM     (No. 9372693)

Examining fertility statistics from medical websites and doing the math. If a rape is truly random then there is a 4% chance of pregnancy. 4% sounds like a number that qualifies for the description as "very low".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LadyVet, 6/12/2013 3:06:50 PM     (No. 9372701)

Being right has nothing to do with this. Obviously, the incidence of pregnancy due to rape is a statistic. The accuracy of the statistic can be argued based on reported / unreported rapes. But the guy just needs to know that if he even mentions the word "rape," he will be pilloried.

But then, that is what liberals are trying to do to all of us: intimidate us into shutting up about everything.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wws, 6/12/2013 3:09:37 PM     (No. 9372709)

Barney Franks speaks from experience here. None of the boys he has raped has ever gotten pregnant.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jasjfarrell, 6/12/2013 3:28:16 PM     (No. 9372733)

Why do these guys get themselves into these jams. Allow abortions for rape in incest. Weather it´s low or not what´s the difference? Idiots.

We´ve got Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the State Department prostitution accusations, the awful illegal immigration bill, NSA eavesdropping on American citizens and more department of energy pay to play loans. And now you let the democrats change the subject with the "war on women" spiel

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dman, 6/12/2013 4:00:50 PM     (No. 9372776)

We need a new party that will discipline morons like this.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 6/12/2013 4:13:12 PM     (No. 9372800)

So where is the evidence to disprove what Rep. Franks said? I´ve always read that the incidence of pregnancy resulting from rape is actually low because of the trauma involved. That in no way diminishes the crime. But if it is a fact, it is a fact. If not, then cite the evidence in the other direction, please.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 6/12/2013 4:16:10 PM     (No. 9372805)

http://www.christianliferesources.com/article/rape-pregnancies-are-rare-461

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Reply 26 - Posted by: watashiyo, 6/12/2013 4:26:05 PM     (No. 9372818)

Rep. Frank just stated the obvious. Suppress the truth and we´ve already succumbed and lost to the Demon´s narrative. Truth is no longer relevant with those against Rep. Franks?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Marzon, 6/12/2013 4:31:21 PM     (No. 9372827)

Alhough it was stupid to fall into this well worn trap set by the abortophiles, his statement that their amendment allowing exceptions for rape or incest should require the woman to report the crime shortly after it occured make alot of sense. If a woman really does become pregnant by rape and is OK with terminating the child, surely she would have the abortion as soon as possible. And I would think she would want the attacker caught and punished. That can´t happen if she doesn´t report the crime and without such a provision, any woman who wants a late term abortion can simply claim she was raped 8 or 9 months ago and nobody will be able to prove othewise, thus rendering any restriction on late term abortion completely meaningless. (Which is exactly why the abortophiles NEVER include or support a reporting provision.)

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Reply 28 - Posted by: right-turn, 6/12/2013 4:48:57 PM     (No. 9372862)

For the women and young girls out there. Nothing to worry about.... statistics are on your side. Just in case take the morning after pill.

Better yet carry a gun and shoot the sob.

Franks is an idiot.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tedinmich, 6/12/2013 5:44:31 PM     (No. 9372937)

You "brains" who are calling Franks an idiot or moron might want to compare I Q´s with Franks before you make those derogatory remarks!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: privateer, 6/12/2013 7:04:17 PM     (No. 9373033)

All conceptions proceed from rape. Isn´t that what Germaine Greer taught us. ALL sex is rape. s/

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ebuilder, 6/12/2013 7:07:16 PM     (No. 9373038)

IQ? Tell me where the money is in this mine field? Tell me the political demographic he enlightens which does not also include lucky Juanita Broderick? Tell me that he is socially adept, given the fall of the other earnest candidate who went there. Tell me if you sense a heart for rape victims, or character who would hold the perp accountable. Tell me if the press will not forever tag this genius as another republican who said this. Tell me about his re-election chances in a time of tyranny. Tell me if you think he can redeem himself by using his IQ for persuasive oratory, or to get Obama´s sealed documents. Doubt it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone, 6/12/2013 7:51:06 PM     (No. 9373111)

Oh my, another Republican moron has popped up!

When a Republican makes remarks like he did, it does not matter if he was correct or not, because the liberal Democrats and their media allies will ensure that the remarks are either taken out of context or are given new meaning, so that they can be used against him and the Republican Party. Unfortunately half the country believes whatever the liberal media feeds them.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano, 6/12/2013 8:31:04 PM     (No. 9373165)

Agreed, correct or not doesn´t matter. It´s how it´s going to be marketed to impressionable moderate-to-liberal single women, who are for the most part low-information voters....OK, morons.

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High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,

NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has
‘manhood problem’ in Middle East

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/20/2014 1:58:06 PM     Post Reply
New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that he believes President Obama’s foreign policy isn’t “tough enough” and that he has a “manhood problem” when it comes to dealing with leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Mr. Brooks expanded on Sen. Bob Corker’s earlier comments on “Fox News Sunday” that Mr. Obama is “creating an air of permissiveness” with regards to Russia. (Snip) “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued.


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