In case you wondered what kind of lunatics run America:
GOP Senate candidate claims women DON'T get pregnant from rape
A Republican representative has said that women don't become pregnant if they are the victim of a 'legitimate' rape while explaining his anti-abortion views on TV.
Todd Akin, a nominee for Senate in Missouri, also told the Jaco Report that it was rare for a woman to become pregnant after being raped because the 'female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down'.
The GOP senate hopeful was explaining his no-exception rule when it comes to abortion.
'First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare,' the GOP stalwart told KTVI-TV.
'If itís a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.'
He went on to say: 'But letís assume that maybe that didnít work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.'
Akin has served six terms and describes himself as Missouri's most conservative congressman. He is running against Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.
After Akin made the remarks, Senator McCaskill tweeted: 'As a woman & former prosecutor who handled 100s of rape cases, I'm stunned by Rep Akin's comments about victims this AM.'
McCaskill's campaign spokesman added: 'Akin's record is riddled with policies and votes that hurt women.'
As Twitter buzzed with comments criticizing Akin's opinions, he quickly sought to backtrack.
A statement from Akin read: 'In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year.'...
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21-Aug-2012 11:06 AM
Rape can make you pregnant. Period.
Editor's note: Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of the university's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. He blogs about health policy at The Incidental Economist and tweets at @aaronecarroll.
(CNN) -- Rep. Todd Akin made news this weekend by announcing that pregnancy from "legitimate rape" is rare. He further argued that physicians had told him that women who were traumatized in such a way had biological things happen in their bodies to "shut down" the "whole thing" so that fertilization won't occur.
There's so much wrong here that it's hard to know where to begin.
Let's start with the basics. The human body is intricately designed and exquisitely evolved to make procreation possible. In fact, some would argue that it's our primary purpose. So you have to understand that everything about out biology is there to make it easier, not harder, for a woman to get pregnant. Women can get pregnant if intercourse happens under water. Women can get pregnant from sex in any position. Women can get pregnant even when they think that they can't get pregnant due to menstruation. If you put sperm near egg, women can get pregnant.
There is nothing at all about a woman's mindset that affects this. Women can't wish pregnancy away. If they could, then many teen pregnancies wouldn't occur; few teens want to get pregnant. But think of the larger picture. Women in abusive relationships get pregnant. Women in horrible socioeconomic conditions get pregnant. And, yes, women who have been raped get pregnant.
The body doesn't differentiate between "legitimate" rape and "illegitimate" rape -- whatever that is. The body doesn't know whether the rapist is known to a victim. The body doesn't know if a knife or a gun, or alcohol or drugs (or any combination of them), were used.
Every sexual encounter does not lead to pregnancy, but every sexual encounter leads to the possibility of pregnancy. Period...
...The problem, of course, is that such pregnancies do occur. More than 31,000 of them happen in America every year. Pretending they don't by listening to a few anecdotes won't make them go away...
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21-Aug-2012 11:06 AM'If itís a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.'Il futuro appartiene all'Islam
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