Newt Gingrich advises women upset about GOP’s rape comments to just “get over it”

Were you one of the many people outraged to hear Richard Mourdock say he opposes abortion in cases of rape because “it’s something God intended”? Are you tired of regularly hearing conservative politicians–from Todd Akin to Roger Rivard–make awful statements downplaying rape? Pissed that this trend, though certainly not new, really seems to be a pattern these days?

Well, Newt Gingrich has some advice for you:

“Every candidate I know, every decent American I know condemns rape. OK, so why can’t people like Stephanie Cutter get over it?”

Feel better?

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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