Rep. Akin: Pregnancy from rape is ‘really rare’ – OR, how to lose a Senate race in one easy lesson!
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, said in a television interview that it is “really rare” for women to become pregnant when they are raped.
Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview that aired Sunday on St. Louis television station KTVI if there were any circumstances in which he would support a woman’s decision to have an abortion.
Akin, who has said he’s Missouri’s most conservative congressman, indicated there may be an exception to his stance against abortion. But, when asked if he supported abortions for women who have been raped, Akin said: “It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that’s really rare.”
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said of a rape victim’s chances of becoming pregnant.
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Rep. Akin: Pregnancy from rape is ‘really rare’
Look, I know people are STOOPID, we see it every day, but guys like this disgust me!
You can bet the farm on it; that is one Senate seat the GOP will NOT gain in this election, and I’m guessing Akin is, or soon will be DEAD IN THE WATER. No matter how stupid Claire McCaskill may or may not be, Akin just gave her every female vote in the state of Missouri.
Clayton Williams stirred up a hornets nest back in 1990 when he said: ”If it’s inevitable (rape), just relax and enjoy it.” SOURCE, you see, when he made that statement nearly every woman in Texas voted for Ann Richards, handing her the Governorship.
Todd Akin reminds me of Clayton Williams when he ran for Governor of Texas. Claytie, yeah, Claytie, made a very stupid remark and it was ALL over, *poof*, just like that.
Totally DUMBASSERY! There are some topics that are best left alone, this was one of them.
Personally, and I have NO data to back this up, it is MY opinion, but wouldn’t it make sense to believe that ANY woman that is raped, if she is of child bearing age, would be just as likely to become pregnant as any other woman having unprotected consensual sex?
Some people seem to believe otherwise, and take note, this next part was published in April of 1999.
Rape Pregnancies Are Rare
First, let’s define the term “rape.” When pro-lifers speak of rape pregnancies, we should commonly use the phrase “forcible rape” or “assault rape,” for that specifies what we’re talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape can be consensual, but we’re not addressing that here. Rape Pregnancies Are Rare
Personally, I find that article to be all over the map with their statistics and I have to wonder what the real intent of the writer may have been. He categorizes rapes and then goes on to state that Rape Pregnancies Are Rare.
I am not going to argue based on MY belief that any rape victim is as likely to get pregnant as any other woman of child bearing age, its belief vs. belief.
My issue is with Rep. Todd Akin being SO DAMNED STUPID that he would even say such a thing in the middle of a Senate race, especially when that race is against a woman. The GOP wants to re-take the U.S. Senate and the White House while retaining the House of Representatives; guys like this will NOT get the job done.
For crying out loud, he sounds more like Joe Biden than any Conservative that I can think of.