WV Republican Says Rape Can Be ‘Beautiful’ if it Produces a Child
A Republican lawmaker in West Virginia went off his rocker on Thursday, claiming that rape can be “beautiful” if it results in the birth of a child.
State Delegate Brian Kurcaba said, “Obviously rape is awful,” but added, “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this,” according to Charleston Gazette reporter David Gutman.
"Obviously rape is awful…" says Delegate Brian Kurcaba, R-Monongalia. "What is beautiful is the child is that could come from this."
— David Gutman (@davidlgutman) February 6, 2015
Kurcaba made the statement during a debate over a bill that would ban all abortion after 20 weeks in West Virginia, which was later passed.
The bill already passed last year but was vetoed by Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Not only has the state’s Republican Party revived the bill, they’ve voted to remove any exceptions for rape and incest victims.
Kurcaba’s comment are reminiscent of what Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock said in 2012, telling an audience, “I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something God intended to happen.”
No surprise, Mourdock lost.
Kurcaba, a financial adviser at Edward Jones, was elected to office in November.