To: Celeste Greig, President, California Republican Assembly
California Republican Assembly leader must resign over offensive rape comments.
Celeste Greig, resign immediately as head of the California Republican Assembly. Rape is indeed traumatic, but it can produce pregnancy. That's biology. Your suggestion that the chance of pregnancy is lower is offensive and denies scientific reality.
Why is this important?
On Friday, March 1, Celeste Greig, head of the California Republican Assembly, told the media that pregnancies by rape are rare "because it's an act of violence, because the body is traumatized." Ironically, she said this while criticizing former Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin for his comments last fall about "legitimate rape." I started this petition because I am disgusted by scientifically illiterate Republican leaders attempting to defend rape related anti-choice policies. These uneducated and fanatical politicians attempt to minimize the horrific consequences of rape in order to pursue a twisted political agenda and in so doing degrade women.
Everyone is welcome to their own opinion, but not to their own facts. Rapes cause pregnancy. Celeste Greig (and other factually challenged politicians) need to resign from their high profile political positions so policy can be made based on science, not ideology.