Wonkette — The brilliance this time comes from state Sen. Bob Deuell (R-So SMRT), whose legislative website says he is “a board-certified family physician.” According to the Facebook post by his colleague Rep. Dukes, Sen. Deuell (who is now one of the R’s in the Texas Senate trying to interrupt Sen. Davis’s filibuster) had this insight during the debate: Sen. Duel [sic] said pregnancy only occurs after “accurate intercourse”.
The GOP in general and Texas specifically seems enamored of medical docs who have some very bizarre ideas about human physiology. They could be knowingly lying, or it could be another case of right-wing bubble mythology overpowering all other rational processes in a presumably highly-educated adult.
It’s hard to know in Dueull’s case because that is a, err, fresh new term? One I’m not familiar with? I’m almost afraid to speculate here on what he means – intercourse resulting in ejaculation in the vagina? If so, that’s quite a blunder; millions of sperms can be released sometimes prior to male climax. That’s why couples who practice the withdrawal method of birth control are often called parents.
I’m told and it’s a fair assumption anyway, that Davis is considering a run for the Governor’s Mansion. Her main concerns are if it’s even a realistic long shot. To wit, there would have to be a sustained groundswell beyond this week and beyond this year. Texas Republicans would be well advised to keep their yaps shut on rape and sex in general given their track record, assuming they don’t want to fuel that groundswell. Which may prove impossible for them to do.