Roadside Rape Kit? Kansas Legislator Compares Rape To Flat Tire

Kansas state GOP Rep. Pete DeGraaf (Mulvane) has either a perverse view of rape or roadside repairs. I am not sure which but I would not recommend either a long trip or a rape counseling session with him. DeGraaf recently opposed a rape exception to a legislative ban on insurance for abortions. He explained that rape is really like a flat tire. He appears to have misunderstood Goodyear’s slogan: “Should a Woman Have to Worry About Tires? Goodyear Says No!
When Snow Say No, Goodyear says Go!..”

DeGraaf took the floor when considering a general ban on insurance for abortions. Even the most stalwart opponents for abortions, however, made an exception for when a women’s life was at risk. DeGraaf, who is also an associate pastor, rose to oppose an exception for rape. While he did not oppose “abortion-only” policies, he was against the rape exception to the legislation. When Rep. Barbara Bollier challenged his position, DeGraaf reportedly responded “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?” Bolliers asked “And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with pregnancy?” DeGraaf then retorted “I have a spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance. I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.”

DeGraaf ran on faith-based promises assuring his followers that “I can see how God has been preparing me for this role through my years as a husband, father, Air Force pilot, financial counselor, pastor, volunteer, Precinct Committeeman, and non-profit board member.” Notably, neither work as a mechanic nor rape counselor is listed. He can now add Michelin’s slogan to his website: “Because so much is riding on your tires.”

Source: Pitch

Jonathan Turley

44 thoughts on “Roadside Rape Kit? Kansas Legislator Compares Rape To Flat Tire”

  1. 1. This NUT I am sure is perfectly willing to slash law enforcement expenditures, especially if that hurts public employee unions. This will greatly reduce the ability to prevent rapists from walking around free, yet will force poor rape victims to seek subsidized medical care partially at state expense. Then infant care assistance.
    State finance wise he is an IDIOT.

    2. Carefully considered response to his attitude towards unwanted pregnancy: shove a small watermelon up his ass with a feeding tube attached to it, with an anal waste bypass tube, until he cries uncle.

    3. Carefully considered response to his attitude towards violent sexual assault: Guess.

  2. tazzle,

    I think you may have left out a word in your last post: “free”.

    As in “free hysterectomies”.

    Just a suggestion.

  3. Elaine M., those anti-choicers couldn’t even handle having periods let alone being pregnant. They’d all be wailing for hysterectomies after their first one.

  4. tazzle,

    One has to wonder if male anti-choicers like DeGraaf would be anti-choicers if men were the ones who got impregnated by the opposite sex.

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