You can tell me if I’m overstepping here, but I think it’s now 100% fair to refer to the GOP as the Pedophile Rapist Party. Change my mind.
The latest GOPster to argue that literal children need to be forced to give birth to their rapist uncles’ babies is the actual Republican nominee for Michigan governor Tudor Dixon. She recently sat down for an interview with Fox 2 Detroit anchor Roop Raj. While Raj may have been trying to get her zygote, Dixon was steadfast in her sincerely held belief that 10-year-old girls should humbly embrace their divine mission to serve as gross old men’s God-anointed fetus decanters.
RAJ: ”You were asked what about someone who is raped by somebody who is, you know, 14 years old as a victim. Why not allow that person to have an abortion?”
DIXON: “I’ve talked to some other legislators about this, and they’ve met the same people that I’ve met who’ve told their story of ‘once this child knew they were in their second or third trimester, and I’m that child.’ I’ve talked to those people who were the child of a rape victim, and the bond that those two people made, and the fact that out of that tragedy there was healing through that baby—it’s something that we don’t think about ...”
Okay, that’s frightening. Just as frightening as all those other times forced birthers said tween girls need to shut their callow Happy Meal-holes and take one for Team Jesus.
Weirdly, this isn’t even the most bonkers thing Dixon has said about abortion. As reported by The Daily Beast, she claimed earlier this month that giving child rape victims too many rights simply plays into the hands of their abusers.
During a conversation about a proposed ballot referendum this year that would guarantee accessible abortion in the state, Dixon said that doing so would create “a safe haven for any type of predator out there.”
“If you’re a predator there’s nothing you like more than abortion. And if you can get a girl an abortion without her parents knowing you can keep hurting her,” Dixon said at a meet-and-greet at Na-Lar Farms last week.
“So we have to make sure we protect people from predators in this state. We cannot let this constitutional amendment be passed and give predators a chance to keep preying on young women,” she added.
Got that? The only way to stop child predators is to make sure their victims are forced to carry their offspring to term. That’ll show ‘em!
Republicans have painted themselves into a corner on this issue, and they don’t want to be asked about it. Because their answers don’t make sense, and everyone knows it.
Yes, Democrats have a lot to run on this election cycle, including the fact that we want to preserve democracy for future generations while the GOP wants to euthanize it with a MyPillow. But the abortion issue is no longer an abstraction for voters—it’s real, and deadly serious. Anyone who’s a woman, knows a woman, or has an 11-year-old daughter they’d prefer not to turn into an incubator is affected.
And people should be reminded as often as possible about the dominionist dystopia Republicans like Dixon want to create.
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