GOP Congressman Says Todd Akin’s Legitimate Rape Comments Were ‘Partly Right’ If you thought we’d at least be able to make it through the end of the first month of 2013 without a GOP goon making a ridiculously insensitive comment,
F. Fitzgerald said there “are are no second acts in American lives” — but there apparently are second acts in conservative ideologues who wish to flaunt their studity. An so I submit to you one Rep. Phil Gringley: U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) said that former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was “partly right” regarding Akin’s [...]
Post by Cynthia DermodyWhat day is it? Are we still in 2013? Somebody please tell me I haven't transported back in time about six months because sweet Jesus another politician is actually talking about "legitimate rape" again. Darned...Show More Summary
Phil Gingrey, a Republican Congressman from Georgia, has brought back up the topic of "legitimate rape." The term was broached by Todd Akin - a losing candidate for Congress in Missouri who drew MAJOR fire last year for saying a woman's...Show More Summary
Posted by news intern Chelsea Kellogg Representative Gingrey of Georgia—one time OBGYN, everyday misogynist—defended Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" and "shutting that whole thing down" comments at a breakfast yesterday. Here's what he...Show More Summary
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) called Todd Akin's now infamous "legitimate rape" comments "partially right" at a breakfast with constituents yesterday. Also, he's a trained obstetrician. More »
This is blowing up on social media today, so I might as well put it in a post for discussion – the full article and video. Rep. Gingrey is my congressman. Yeah, I have some pretty spirited thoughts on his suggestion that a girl might’ve gotten pregnant by her boyfriend, didn’t want to fess up to [...]
Congressman Phil Gingrey, R-Gillette, decided yesterday to revisit the "legitimate rape" theory coined by former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo, during his failed Senate race. Gingrey, a longtime OB/GYN said Akin was "partly right" when he said the "female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Why haven’t Republicans developed a Pavlovian reflex to stop touching “legitimate rape,” the most electrified phase in politics? Georgia Representative Phil Gingrey is the latest to stumble into the Todd Akin buzzsaw. Speaking before...Show More Summary
"He's partly right on that." -- Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), an OB-GYN, quoted by the Marietta Daily Journal, on former Rep. Todd Akn's (R-MO) "legitimate rape" comments.
Todd Akin no longer has direct control over our magical rape-defying uteri, but politicians who more or less agree with his stance on "legitimate rape" do. More »
Conservative Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey (R), who happens to be an ob-gyn, now says former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) was "partly right" when he talked about "legitimate rape." We've posted the audio of Gingrey's new remarks here......
[Content Note: Rape apologia; misogyny.]"In Missouri, Todd Akin…was asked by a local news source about rape and he said, 'Look, in a legitimate rape situation'—and what he meant by legitimate rape was just look, someone can say I was...Show More Summary
Georgia Republican reignites "legitimate rape" debate in his defense of former Senate candidate Todd Akin
Rep. Phil Gingrey, MD. No, seriously, this guy's a doctor. Were you longing for the good old days of 2012, when House Republican Todd Akin explained that women have magic lady parts capable of detecting and deflecting rape sperm in cases of "legitimate rape"? Of course not. Show More Summary
Months after former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made the controversial claim that female victims of "legitimate rape" have biological mechanisms that reject and prevent pregnancy, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) defended those comments as "partly right," citing a specific scenario involving wine and adrenaline.
The Georgia Republican, an OB-GYN, boldly steps into territory that brought down two Senate candidates in the 2012 elections.
Now that election season is over, Republicans are doing some soul-searching and trying to figure out exactly where things went wrong. Representative Phil Gingrey of Georgia has some ideas, which he expressed over breakfast yesterday with his local chamber of commerce. "Part of the reason the Dems still control the ... More »
A Georgia Republican congressman said that former Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, R, was "partly right" in asserting that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely become pregnant. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., a former obstetrician-gynecologist, said at a town hall meeting th …