Rivard made his **** remark -- which he said was advice shared with him by his father -- in December, when he talked to The Chetek Alert newspaper about the case of a 17-year-old high school student who was charged with sexual assault after having sex with an underage girl in the band room. The interview came to wider public notice after the Journal-Sentinel reported on it.
Rivard told the Journal-Sentinel that his comments were "taken out of context," saying his father meant to convey that if "you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into **** in an awful hurry."
"Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say, 'Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was **** because she's underage. And he just said, 'Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said, 'they **** so easy,'" Rivard said.
This guy too:
Akin was leading McCaskill in the polls until he said in August that victims of "legitimate ****" rarely get pregnant, because the female body "has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Akin was defending his position that abortion should be illegal, even in cases of ****.
And this guy as well.
Mourdock, Indiana's state treasurer, was initially favored to win, and Republicans saw him as one of their best hopes in their bid to retake the Senate. But the race tightened in late October, when he said in a debate with Donnelly that he does not support a woman's right to an abortion in the case of ****.
"I believe that life begins at conception," he said. "The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. I just struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God -- that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of ****, that it is something that God intended to happen."