I wrote about Tom Smith being a douche-bag earlier here, but he actually made it worse when he clarified his statement later that day.
Because that was what was important to him- not how offensive his anti-choice, anti-rape victim policies and beliefs were, but that it wasn’t HIS DAUGHTER who got pregnant. Not that he compared an out-of-wedlock pregnancy (and really, who uses that term anymore?) to rape, but that it wasn’t HIS daughter who got knocked up. When I read this update to the article I literally laughed out loud in a combination of shock, horror, and despair.
“Megan Piwowar, a spokeswoman for Smith, clarified on Monday evening that the candidate’s comments were misunderstood and that the “out of wedlock” pregnancy in his family was not his daughter’s.
“Tom Smith is committed to protecting the sanctity of life and believes it begins at conception,” she said in a statement. “While his answers to some of the questions he faced at the Pennsylvania Press club may have been less than artful, at no time did he draw the comparison that some have inferred. When questioned if he was drawing that comparison, Tom’s answer was clear, ‘no, no, no.’ Tom was speaking to the difficult decision faced by his family, not the nature of his daughters conception.” Source