Do these Republican wanksters have zero concept of what RAPE means??? Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith got caught up comparing his daughter’s unwed pregnancy to babies resulting from rape while trying to distance himself from that dummy Todd Akin!
Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Tom Smith sparked controversy Monday after he compared a pregnancy resulting from rape to “having a baby out-of-wedlock” – days after Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) shocked many by claiming that “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy.
Smith tried to distance himself from Akin’s comments at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg, saying that the congressman “should have never said anything like that,” the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported.
But when a reporter asked him what he would do if one of his daughters or granddaughters became pregnant as a result of rape, he said that he had “lived something similar to that with [his] own family,” referring to his daughter’s “out-of-wedlock” pregnancy from consensual sex.
“She chose life, and I commend her for that,” Smith said. “She knew my views but fortunately for me … she chose the way I thought. Now don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t rape.”
When pressed by another reporter, the 66-year-old reiterated the comparison of his daughter’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy to becoming pregnant from rape.
“Put yourself in a father’s position. Yes, it is similar,” he said.
Smith, who is running against incumbent Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) in November, later clarified his statements at the same event.
“No … I said I went through a situation [with a daughter]. It’s very, very difficult,” Smith said. “But do I condone rape? Absolutely not. But do I propose life, yes I do. I’m pro-life, period.”
Smith’s comments come about a week after Akin, a six-term congressman, remarked that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Crazy how this guy can see that Akin shouldn’t have said anything like what he did, but yet here he is trying to identify with a situation that is nothing like a pregnancy from rape! He’s belittling the struggle of women who have already been violating by making this comparison.
Maybe these guys should learn that they have no business deciding the fate of women and their bodies…