SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of a conservative faction within the California Republican Party says pregnancies by rape are rare because a woman's body is traumatized by the violence, recalling remarks that derailed a U.S. Senate candidate's campaign last year.
Celeste Greig, president of the California Republican Assembly, made the remarks to the San Jose Mercury News, ahead of this weekend's state GOP convention in Sacramento.
Greig was responding to a question about former Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who last year said women have the power to prevent pregnancy after what he termed "legitimate rape."
Greig said Akin's comment was insensitive. But she then went on to tell the newspaper that the "percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it's an act of violence, because the body is traumatized."
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Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the Navy's Third Fleet, is the scheduled keynote speaker Monday at the annual Memorial Day observance at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
One man was killed and another injured when they were struck by a passenger train in Oceanside, authorities said Monday.
Sunday was all about those who laid their lives on the line and with the number of veterans dwindling each year, many present at a Miramar ceremony hope to keep their memory alive.
A Navy Seal team member has died after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River.
Metropolitan Transit System is scheduling extra service starting Monday for a three-day game series between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, a spokesperson said.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Commencement was held Sunday for seniors at the University of San Diego, with ceremonies featuring a pair of distinguished alumni.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.