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May 25, 2011

Kansas GOP Rep.: Getting pregnant by rape is like getting a flat tire

The point, according to Kansas state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, is that women need to plan ahead.

For getting raped.

And getting pregnant from that rape.

Uh, huh.

This was the discussion during a debate on a bill on a ban on insurance companies offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans. It passed the Kansas House with an exception only for the life of the woman (not for rape and incest). Via The Pitch:
Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: "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 pregnancy?"

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

"I also have life insurance," he added. "I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for."
DeGraaf is an ordained minister.

..If you'd like to contact him (also via the link above): "DeGraaf's Web site lists his office number as 785-296-7693, his home phone as 316-777-0715 - that's at 1545 E. 119th St. Mulvane, KS - and his e-mail as pete.degraaf@house.ks.gov ."

You can also send him a spare tire (model) via Kansas NOW.

(h/t to Daily Kos and Mother Jones.)


Professor Chaos said...

what an asshole! Should I have to take out mugging insurance or carjacking insurance?

Ol' Froth said...

I'm sure he's also against the morning after pill.