Rep. Gingrey: Aiken “partly right” in saying that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy in events of “legitimate rape.” GOP WOW continues.—
Max Sped (@MaxSped) January 11, 2013
All across the Twittersphere, heads are meeting desks after Ga. Rep. Phil Gingrey, an OB/GYN, called Todd Akin’s controversial “legitimate rape” comments “partially right.” We’d hoped we were past this, but alas.
“And I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things. It is true,” Gingrey said. “We tell infertile couples all the time that are having trouble conceiving because of the woman not ovulating, ‘Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don’t be so tense and uptight because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate.’ So he was partially right wasn’t he?”
No. No no no no no.
After the Akin fiasco and the Left’s continued barrage of “the GOP hates women!!!11!” propaganda:
Gingrey really should know better:
He claims his comments were merely misconstrued:
Via The Hill:
“At a breakfast yesterday morning, I was asked why Democrats made abortion a central theme of the presidential campaign. I do not defend, nor do I stand by, the remarks made by Rep. Akin and Mr. Mourdock. In my attempt to provide context as to what I presumed they meant, my position was misconstrued,” Gingrey’s office said in a statement.
Hey — here’s a great way to avoid being “misconstrued”:
That’s good advice. Take it.