When asked if women should plan for rape by buying insurance (see story in LJWorld 5/27/11), Rep. Pete DeGraaf said: "I have a spare tire in my car....I have a lot of things that I plan for." Do you think women should have to buy rape insurance?

Yes 4% 24 votes

No 95% 546 votes

570 total votes


Kent Dunn 6 years, 12 months ago

Another good ole boy speaking side ways again...but thats' ok since the good ole boys protect each other regardless if the statement is pc or just plain out wrong Welcome to the heartland of America

somebodynew 6 years, 12 months ago

Does he have a spare windshield also?? Just can't tell when a rock is going to come up and hit your windshild.

Something tells me he and Peck probably have some real "intellectual" conversation when they get together.

DrRustinMcGillicuddy 6 years, 12 months ago

Seriously, why make this a poll? The results are obvious when someone makes such an inept statement about 'rape insurance'.

ksjayhawk74 6 years, 12 months ago

The idiot that said that... He didn't have to buy the spare tire, all cars come with a spare tire as a standard feature... Jack*ss.

Paul Hahn 6 years, 12 months ago

I think this poll is beneath WellCommons. The rep should have not said it, and WellCommons should not have repeated it.

irvan moore 6 years, 12 months ago

i sure wish you wouldn't refer to him as a good ol boy, us real good ol boys respect women

Kent Dunn 6 years, 12 months ago

True! my apology to the real good ole boys.....true enough, my father in law is a good ole boy

jestevens 6 years, 12 months ago

As of July, the law signed by Gov. Brownback on May 25 prohibits insurance companies from offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans unless the procedure is necessary to save the woman’s life. Women and employers who want abortion coverage will have to buy additional policies that cover only abortion.

So, if women who become pregnant as a result of rape -- a criminal assault -- or incest want an abortion, they would have had to purchase a separate insurance policy before they were raped so that their health insurance would cover the abortion procedure. Or they would have to pay for an abortion themselves.

We did the poll to get feedback from our community about this new public policy that does not seem to address a potential serious mental health issue that can arise if a woman who becomes pregnant as a result of rape cannot get an abortion because she cannot afford it. And feedback about the decision that women have to make now: should I buy insurance in case I am raped and become pregnant? From the reaction about the policy and the legislative debate that created the policy, it seems that, in this community at least, there is overwhelming opposition to the new public policy.

overthemoon 6 years, 12 months ago


Thank you. The assault on women by new GOP governors needs to be kept in the public narrative. We can not allow the ideology of the few dictate the lives of many women who can not, for reasons they and their doctors know best, or will not tolerate the huge imposition of pregnancy on their lives and their well being.

Don't stop asking the questions that need to be asked!

notorious_agenda 6 years, 12 months ago

I voted no however I do not agree with your conclusion. You could've asked the poll without the political slant. The question works without the quote. Really? Mental health issue? These people make abortion sound like it costs 1,000,000 dollars. And why didn't she take the over-the-counter no-questions-asked day-after-pill?

Rae Hudspeth 6 years, 12 months ago

Where does this sort of thinking stop? Perhaps we should all buy assault insurance in case our health insurance will decide not to cover our injuries from being attacked? Singling out abortion is just one more assault on women. Legislature should stay out of morality and personal choice.

Unfortunately, there are no laws against stupidity.

hawkfan_05 6 years, 12 months ago

Why is this a surprise to anybody that health insur will not cover unforseen things. Most policies now make you call to get approval if you want to go to the emergcy room. Insur is (because of OBAMA) not going to cover anything soon. Eveyone wants to pay $5/month but wants a $10,000 test for their 2 yr old every time they have a cold. People want to sue their DR for not running every test they can when their child gets sick. This is just like everything else in GRAND OLE AMERICA, people abuse the system and everyone else suffers. So THANK YOU people who bitch about FREE services. THANK YOU for making my life hell.

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