House Democrat accuses GOP members of condoning rape

A top House Democrat on Tuesday accused pro-life Republicans of being ambivalent about rape.

In a moment of staggering candor – and insulting obtuseness – Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., told a news conference that Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee must think the crime is OK because they objected to a rape exception being included in a proposed bill on late-term abortions.

louiseslaughter“I’m of the opinion now … that if you were really to question all of them, that there is a sort of continuity of thought that rape is really not so bad and that the likelihood of getting pregnant is small,” Slaughter said, according to The Hill.

The bill that prompted Slaughter’s comments would punish doctors who perform abortions on women who are 22 or more weeks pregnant.

The version approved by the Judiciary Committee last week included exceptions for women whose lives are in danger, but exceptions were later added for rape and incest victims as long as the crimes are reported, according to The Hill.

It passed the full House on Tuesday but is mostly symbolic, since the Democrat-controlled Senate will kill it.

That’s the legislative process – regardless of personal feelings, philosophical outlooks, or moral beliefs.

What set Slaughter’s news conference apart was its content.

That a difference of opinion involving the sanctity of life could evolve into a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives accusing her colleagues of condoning violent crimes against women says a lot about the liberal mindset in this country.

Will she take heat from the mainstream media for suggesting that the Republican men on the House Judiciary Committee – men with mothers, wives, daughters and their own consciences and sense of morality – can possibly think rape is OK?


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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


7 thoughts on “House Democrat accuses GOP members of condoning rape

  1. Robert says:

    I can only believe that Louise Slaughter is in favor of inflicting pain and death on a human being because the mother decided she did not want the child. If it takes a rape victim over 22 weeks I can only assume she wants to get even with her rapist by inflicting pain on his offspring. I can state with reasonable certainty that Louise is a Nut Case.

    1. David Jackson says:

      I don't believe that abortion is the right thing to do but if it is your choice to get an abortion after a rape then do it within a few days of finding out you're pregnant and not wait till it becomes necessary for a late term abortion. To me both would be bad but to wait that long evidence shows the baby feels pain at that time and inflicting pain on a human being is wrong for any reason. Punishing the baby isn't the answer.

  2. TCWSR says:

    The Bill is talking about after 22 weeks abortion what woman would wait until after 22 weeks of a rape to get an abortion get a grip.

  3. George Blackshear says:

    Typical liberal (NYC) nut job, I have no sympathy for the people that vote for these nut jobs? If it takes any woman or thing 22 weeks to decide on the need to abort a child they are mentally disabled and need the help of a guardian to make this decision for them. Life is life and not to be toyed with, if the libs had their way you could abort at birth, as most of them should have been. Libs should be spayed/neutered at birth so that they cannot procreate in the future. Remember that 2014 will be upon us soon, rethink your vote, for the left.

  4. Michael Nappi says:

    Through Obama the DNC praises and supports Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood who condone and practice beating and raping women as well as stoning them, mutilation, murder and as the latest video shows our new "allies" CANIBALISM.

    Perhaps they have trouble seeing that through the mountain of lies, scandals and violations of our constitution they are also responsible for?

  5. Gloria Alatorre says:

    On the contrary, it seems to me that Louise Slaughter and her liberal un-thinking makes us believe that to her, as well as to those who think like her, killing a baby makes everything fine, as it nothing happened. Wouldn't it be fair that these pro-abortionists would experience the same physical pain as the babies that are being killed through abortion? I say physical, because we realize that to them there would not be any emotional upheaval nor regrets.

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