Crazy Republican Quotes on Rape and Abortion

Controversial views from GOP lawmakers and candidates.

The Beat Goes On - Republicans lost the presidential election and seats in both the House and the Senate in part because of candidates' stands on rape and abortion. On June 18, the House passed what is so far the most restrictive abortion bill. It has no chance of becoming law, but is an example for states to follow. Here are some of the most memorable remarks on these most controversial of topics ? Joyce Jones  (Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

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The Beat Goes On - Republicans lost the presidential election and seats in both the House and the Senate in part because of candidates' stands on rape and abortion. On June 18, the House passed what is so far the most restrictive abortion bill. It has no chance of becoming law, but is an example for states to follow. Here are some of the most memorable remarks on these most controversial of topics – Joyce Jones (Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

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Virginia Lt. Governor Candidate E.W. Jackson on Abortion - "Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to Black lives than the KKK ever was."(Photo: Courtesy of EW Jackson)

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks - "The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.? (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Arizona Rep. Trent Franks - "The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.” (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Rick Santorum - Rick Santorum won Saturday?s Kansas caucuses in what The Associated Press is calling ?a rout.? But one has to wonder how decisive his win would have been if Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich hadn?t given the state a pass to focus on Tuesday?s primaries in Mississippi and Alabama. In addition, according to a CBS News report, Santorum also is downplaying expectations for those key contests, where his rivals have spent more time and resources and he is polling in third place.(Photo: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

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Presidential Candidate and Former Sen. Rick Santorum - "I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation."(Photo: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder - ?I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape."(Photo: ChuckWinder.com)

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Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder - “I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape."(Photo: ChuckWinder.com)

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Joe Walsh - "Don't blame banks and don't blame the marketplace for the mess we are in right now, I'm tired of hearing that crap!" Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois) shouted during a meeting with constituents in his district when a woman disagreed with him on what caused the nation?s economic crisis.(Photo: Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune/MCT/LANDOV)

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Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh - "There is no such exception [for abortion] as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing, with advances in science and technology."(Photo: Chicago Tribune/MCT/LANDOV)

Richard Mourdock - "Life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen," said Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in October. (Photo: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

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Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock - “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” (Photo: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin - ?If it?s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.? (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

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Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin - “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.” (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee - "Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape. …And so I know it happens, and yet even from those horrible, horrible tragedies of rape, which are inexcusable and indefensible, life has come and sometimes, you know, those people are able to do extraordinary things." (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee - "Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape. …And so I know it happens, and yet even from those horrible, horrible tragedies of rape, which are inexcusable and indefensible, life has come and sometimes, you know, those people are able to do extraordinary things." (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Texas gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams - "Rape is kinda like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it."   (Photo: Campaign Ad)

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Texas gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams - "Rape is kinda like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it."  (Photo: Campaign Ad)

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Ron Paul - "They ask me if I'm going to quit. I thought we were just getting started. We have a revolution to fight, a country to change," said Texas Rep. Ron Paul on staying in the GOP presidential nominating race.(Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

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Presidential Candidate Rep. Ron Paul - "If it's an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room. I would give them a shot of estrogen."(Photo: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Texas Congressman and OB/GYN Michael Burgess on Abortion - "If they?re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. They feel pleasure, why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?"(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Texas Congressman and OB/GYN Michael Burgess on Abortion - "If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. They feel pleasure, why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?"(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Washington State Congressional Candidate John Koster on Abortion - "I know a woman who was raped and kept the child, gave it up for adoption and doesn't regret it. In fact, she's a big pro-life proponent. But, on the rape thing it's like, how does putting more violence onto a woman's body and taking the life of an innocent child that's a consequence of this crime, how does that make it better?"(Photo: KosterforCongress.com)

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Washington State Congressional Candidate John Koster on Abortion - "I know a woman who was raped and kept the child, gave it up for adoption and doesn't regret it. In fact, she's a big pro-life proponent. But, on the rape thing it's like, how does putting more violence onto a woman's body and taking the life of an innocent child that's a consequence of this crime, how does that make it better?"(Photo: KosterforCongress.com)