Darwinism does weed out the nimrods among us, but to get there it and Mother Nature may take out a few of the more evolved in the process. We just never know the motivations of someone who reads this stuff.
Kansas Republican Rep. Pete DeGraaf of Kansas stuck the proverbial foot in his mouth last week when debating whether to cover abortions for pregnancies that are the result of rape. Peter Rugg of Pitch.com is reporting Kansas legislators approved a ban on insurance companies that offer abortion coverage as part of their general health plans last week. The one exception: when a woman's life is at risk.
DeGraaf, who is in his first term and is an associate pastor, also called for banning coverage for abortions of rape pregnancies. Women could get around this if they purchased separate, "abortion-only policies."
During the House discussion, there was predictably some disagreement over whether excluding rape pregnancies from coverage was perhaps the sort of callous treatment that a recently violated woman shouldn't have to deal with. Here's DeGraaf's response to Rep. Barbara Bollier's challenge, as reported by the McPherson Sentinel:
Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: "We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?"
Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with pregnancy?"
DeGraaf drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded, "I have a spare tire on my car."
"I also have life insurance," he added. "I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for."
Ladies make sure you always carry spares!! If we take this to its logical extreme, women should be prepared for rape just like a flat tire. Make sure you carry around extra condoms in your purse and ask the rapist to please use them so you won't get pregnant during a rape. I'm sure your courtesy will be appreciated by your rapist and he'll gallantly comply like the gentleman he is!! Because we all know how gentlemanly and courteous rapists are!
Just when I thought things couldn't get any stupider.....