Legitimate Rape, Revisited
Another Republican candidate —Yesli Vega the GOP nominee in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District and who is a woman, allegedly— tells her potential voters that, you know, rape might not lead to pregnancy:
“Well, maybe because there’s so much going on in the body, I don’t know. I haven’t seen any studies. But if I’m processing what you’re saying, it wouldn’t surprise me, because it’s not something that’s happening organically. Right? You’re forcing it.”
The conversation was about abortion and exceptions to abortion bans.
As you may recall when Akin tried this gambit, it was also to claim that if a woman got pregnant, it couldn’t be a “legitimate rape.” You remember, because the woman’s body has a way of shutting that down.
Vega is not slut shaming as hard as Akin, but organically is pretty close to shutting that down.
We are awarding Ms. Vega a Golden Schlafly in her efforts to set back women’s progress. Vega is running against Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.).