Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rape is like getting a flat tire?

Kansas Representative Pete DeGraaf (Republican) is behind a new bill that has passed the state house and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback. This bill will ban insurance companies from covering abortions in any case other than when the women’s life is in danger. While separate ‘abortion policies’ will be allowed under the bill, it affectively makes abortions out of reach for a large percentage of the populace who would need them. This bill does not make expectation for cases or rape.

A fellow Republican Representative, Barbara Bollier who supports abortion rights questioned the rationality behind such a bill. She wondered whether women really should be expected to purchase abortion only policies to cover for what is always an unforeseen possibility. Be it for an unwanted pregnancy in general or for the case of rape victims. In a completely unexpected rebuttal, Representative DeGraaf responded with:

We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?"

Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with a pregnancy?"

DeGraaf drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded, "I have spare tire on my car."

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

I really do not know what to say to this. How can anyone consider being violated in one of the most horrific ways as the same as the annoyance of getting a flat tire? If nothing else proves the inhumanity of such people, this certainly must.
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B.R. said...

I'm not even surprised. Most conservatives are fanatics, and a few generations ago, racists as well. They're scum-sucking fascists who don't care about anyone but themselves. Guys like this make you wish that being an asshole was crime.

MisaMacabre said...

Don't we all? Although, that comment was a little asshole-ish, and I know I can be a real bitch sometimes. There's just got to be a point where people have open minds... Just not so much that their brains fall out and we all becoming either crystal-worshipping homoeopaths, or racist, sexist conservatives. So, perhaps having no common sense and being irrational in a rational situation should be a crime. Or did I just complicate that way too much?