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MI Right-To-Lifer: Getting Raped Is Like Your Home Being Flooded – Buy Insurance For That

Michigan conservative group Right to Life president Barbara Listing made jaws drop on Wednesday when she made a mind-numbing and supremely ignorant comment – especially for a woman – comparing getting raped to being in a car accident or having your home flooded, telling reporters at a press conference; “Nobody plans to have an accident in a car accident, nobody plans to have their homes flooded, and you have to buy extra insurance for those, too…” The comment was made at a Board of Canvassers meeting as Right to Life of Michigan was gearing up for a petition drive to ban health insurance companies from covering abortion procedures, even in cases of rape or incest. The proposed initiative would instead make the coverage an optional rider. It’s fairly obvious that low-income and poor families and woman would be the hardest hit. The Board of Canvassers meeting was also attended by dozens of protesters from Planned Parenthood along with representatives from Progress Michigan who vigorously oppose the proposed erosion of woman’s rights. Progress Michigan spokeswoman Jessica Tramontana ripped Listing’s comment, and has demanded an apology, saying; “This is appalling, rape is not anywhere near in the field of a flood, or a car accident because rape is not an accident. Nobody can anticipate being the victim of a crime.” If Right to Life collects at least 258,088 valid signatures, the legislature does not need Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s signature to make it law. The governor has not yet commented on the story.


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