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  • Now this is a lowlife...and he's not the only one.

    Thought I posted this but I don't see it. Trying again.

    West Virginia Republican explains how rape can have ‘beautiful’ results

    Republican state lawmaker in West Virginia said on Thursday that while rape is horrible, it’s “beautiful” that a child could be produced in the attack.According to Huffington Post, Charleston Gazette reporter David Gutman was on the scene when Delegate Brian Kurcaba (R) said, “Obviously rape is awful,” but “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”

    He can't be flippin serious.

    Kurcaba made the remarks during a House of Delegates discussion of a law outlawing all abortions in the state after 20 weeks’ gestation. At 20 weeks, anti-abortion activists and lawmakers allege, a fetus can feel pain and is therefore too viable to abort.

    The bill was passed by West Virginia Republicans in 2014, but vetoed by Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Now the state GOP has revived the bill and voted to remove an exception for victims of rape and incest.

    This is a tough call. Murder is wrong but forcing a woman to raise a child that is the result of rape is hugely problematic. In these instances, adoption is the most viable course of action. Look at those poor girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram or whatever they call themselves.

    Brian Kurcaba is not the only lowlife.
    Kurcaba’s remarks echo a string of embarrassing statements by Republicans regarding rape and women’s bodies.
    In 2012, Missouri’s Rep. Todd Akin said that pregnancy can’t result from rape because “If it’s legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”
    Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said that while sexual assaults are unfortunate, the resulting pregnancy is a “gift from God.”
    Libertarian favorite Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) made statements of his own implying that women routinely fabricate rape stories in order to get abortions.
    “If it’s an honest rape,” said Paul, physicians should allow the victim to abort, but otherwise, women should not be able to terminate their pregnancies just because they claim to have been raped.
    I am speechless.
    Last edited by Tropicana; 05-19-2015, 02:44 PM.

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    Lawmaker sorry for saying having child from rape is 'beautiful'

    A West Virginia lawmaker has apologized for saying that while rape is awful, a child that results from a rape is beautiful.The comment from state Rep. Brian Kurcaba was made Thursday when members of the West Virginia House of Delegates debated a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill does not allow for an exemption in cases of rape.
    "For somebody to take advantage of somebody else in such a horrible and terrifying and brutal way is absolutely disgusting," Kurcaba said. "But what is beautiful is the child that could come as a production of this."
    Kurcaba, a Republican from Monongalia, issued a statement Friday apologizing to "anyone who took my comments about the sanctity of human life to mean anything other than that all children are precious regardless of circumstances."
    The group WV FREE, which opposes the legislation, is urging West Virginians to let Kurcaba know that "we're disappointed in his lack of compassion and understanding for rape and incest victims who choose abortion."
    The Republican Party has had trouble in recent years with comments made by candidates and officeholders about rape.
    A Utah lawmaker apologized this week after questioning whether sex with someone who is unconscious always amounts to rape.
    After the issue tripped up two GOP Senate candidates in 2012, Comedian Stephen Colbert unveiled his "Days Without a GOP Rape Mention board."


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