Latest GOP shocking rape gaffe
Another day, another Republican making an ill-advised comment about rape. Celeste Greig, the head of the largest GOP volunteer organization in California -- Ronald Reagan once called the California Republican Assembly "the conscience of the Republican Party -- told the Woodland, California Daily Democrat that rape almost never leads to pregnancies because the body is too traumatized.
"Granted, the percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it's an act of violence, because the body is traumatized. I don't know what percentage of pregnancies are due to the violence of rape. Because of the trauma the body goes through," she told the newspaper before arriving at the state GOP's spring convention in Sacramento.
Ironically, she got on the subject while criticizing Rep. Todd Akin, the former Missouri Senate candidate who infamously said women's bodies have a way of shutting down pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape." "That was an insensitive remark," Greig said. "I'm sure he regretted it. He should have come back and apologized." Greig, however, went on to essentially reaffirm part of Akin's logic.