Lady Parts Justice

Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday night that he opposes abortions for pregnancies conceived in rape because “it is something that God intended to happen.”

Mourdock’s statement comes on the heels of Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin’s assertion that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”

What is going on with the GOP?

Lizz Winstead, comedian, producer, and co-creator of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has had it up to here. She’s launched a website called www.ladypartsjustice.com.

“Seriously, it has gotten to the point where every day, some shining beacon of hypocrisy (READ: politician) is spouting off misinformation or worse, trying to pass legislation about our lady parts that is so odious, so factually, morally, and scientifically inexplicable, that we need to get loud and get real,” she writes.

Her goal is to expose the bad laws (and offensive comments) against women’s reproductive rights through videos that mix humor and outrage.


As Winstead writes, “Hope you never get raped because if you happen to be one of the unlucky women who can't magically kill rape sperm, you may be forced to have that baby and find yourself in a lawsuit where your rapist sues you for joint custody. Yeah, the shit is real.”

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