“From what I understand from doctors, pregnancy [as a result of rape], is really rare. If it’s a “legitimate” rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Below is a video of the interview. Akin is now back-peddling and trying to claim that is not what he meant. Well, it appears to me that is EXACTLY what he meant. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue… he carefully and precisely chose his words.
By the way, according to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology:
“…among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.”
Todd Akin is running for senate. Please, Missouri citizens, do not vote for this “thing.”
A petition has been created by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to call on Speaker John Boehner to remove Akin from the House Science and Technology Committee. Not that I have much faith in Boehner, these are the steps which need to be taken. I have signed the petition and I encourage all to do so. No one deserves to be a part of running our country who believes something like this.
I am so livid right now! “Legitimate rape”????? What the hell is “legitimate” rape? This indicates that Akin believes that there are rapes which are NOT legitimate. Akin, what classifies a non-legitimate rape? The woman had too much to drink? She was wearing a short skirt? She walked by a dark alley by herself at night? She flirted with a guy at the bar? Akin, if you are married, I hope your wife kicks you to the curb as you deserve it. If you have a daughter or daughters, they must be very embarrassed and ashamed of their father.
Todd Akin : Legitimate Rape Victims Rarely Get Pregnant
Today, President Obama spoke about Todd Akin’s comment. Bravo, Barack! LOL… for some reason, though, I have a sneaking suspicion that Michelle is right behind you poking you in the ribs to get out there and tell it like it is!