“It’s because we’ve had separate classes of military personnel,” said Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “The more we can treat people equally, the more likely they are to treat each other equally.”
Congressional Quarterly reporter Emily Ethridge offers firsthand knowledge of anti-choice Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) ignorance on women’s health. This comes after King said earlier this morning that he’d never heard of a girl getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest, which was a roundabout way of defending Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who last weekend asserted that women who are the victims of “legitimate rape” have bodily defenses to avoid pregnancy.