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So Where DID Akin Get That ‘Legitimate Rape’ Idea?

JaguarSocialist 2012/08/22 17:32:14
While the term “Legitimate Rape” wass only recently introduced into the common lexicon due to the interview by Senate hopeful Todd Akin, its origins actually stretch back far further than most people realize. The origin for the rape-pregnancy-free argument comes from a single source, the 1972 article “The Indications for Induced Abortion: A Physician’s Perspective,” by Dr. Fred Mecklenburg [ncluded in the 1972 anthology “Abortion and Social Justice” compiled by Dr. Thomas W. Hilger].

...But, buried within the piece is one line, one bit of insight into the origin of this tale. It states that a woman exposed to rate, “will not ovulate even if she is ‘scheduled’ to.” The source of his claims, however, is where the story falls apart.

...Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

“From a scientific standpoint, what’s legitimate and fair to say is that a woman who is raped has the same chances of getting pregnant as a woman who engaged in consensual intercourse during the same time in her menstrual cycle.”

So where then did Dr. Mecklenburg originate his hypothesis?

According to RawStory, the papers which he cited for his own article originated from the concentration camps and the sadistic medical experiments done by Nazi doctors such as Josef Mengele, Herta Oberheuser and Karl Brandt. Quoting from Dr Mecklenburg’s article, the doctors tested their hypothesis “by selecting women who were about to ovulate and sending them to the gas chambers, only to bring them back after their realistic mock-killing, to see what the effect this had on their ovulatory patterns. An extremely high percentage of these women did not ovulate.” To confirm his hypothesis, he cites the work by the most inhumane and evil of men.

Since the publication of his paper, it is often cited by a number of other anti-choice studies for validation of their figures. This is how the cycle is perpetuated, in this case political advocacy through fake science. No different than Intelligent Design or Divine Mathematics. The “science” behind the anti-choice movement is a fraud, built upon the theories of mad men who were out to create the Master Race.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/08/22/so-where-did-akin-get...

Let's not forget that Paul Ryan co-sponsored extremist anti-abortion legislation with Akin. Ryan, like Akin, is an extremist.

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  • Bill 2012/10/02 20:00:17
    Bill
    {To confirm his hypothesis, he cites the work by the most inhumane and evil of men.}
    Truth is truth, no matter who tells it.

    {The “science” behind the anti-choice movement is a fraud, built upon the theories of mad men who were out to create the Master Race.}
    Such as Margret Sanger?
  • Schläue~© 2012/08/22 17:50:23
    Schläue~©
    +1
    The term 'legitimate rape' distinguishes between cases of forcible rape from those that were consensual acts that were erroneously reported as rape.
    These statistics come from questionnaires and a guilty consistence or regrets, often are categorized as 'rape'.
  • JaguarS... Schläue~© 2012/08/22 17:56:31
  • Schläue~© JaguarS... 2012/08/22 18:20:34
    Schläue~©
    So,... how many rapes have you committed then?

    Ya know, the ones where you hung out til closing time and snatched up what was left,... the easiest target? How many calls did you get to go do it all again?
    Or better yet, how many did you have to dodge their phone calls after you got a piece?
  • JaguarS... Schläue~© 2012/08/22 18:23:58 (edited)
    JaguarSocialist
    What a stupid question, but it does exhibit your desperation! Unlike you, welfare queen, I support women's rights.

    In your alleged military career, how many women and children did you kill?
  • Schläue~© JaguarS... 2012/08/22 18:31:20
    Schläue~©
    +1
    -0- but I do have quite a few reg-heads on the score-sheet.
  • JaguarS... Schläue~© 2012/08/22 18:32:21
    JaguarSocialist
    I already knew you were a racist and a welfare queen. Now, we've added sexist pig to the list.
  • Schläue~© JaguarS... 2012/08/22 18:43:48
    Schläue~©
    And I'm supposed to be impressed you have a list,.... how?
  • JaguarS... Schläue~© 2012/08/22 18:54:20
    JaguarSocialist
    "I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." John Stuart Mill, in a letter to the Conservative MP, John Pakington (March 1866)
  • Schläue~© JaguarS... 2012/08/22 19:21:06
    Schläue~©
    "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.

    "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."

    -Norman Thomas 1944
  • JaguarS... Schläue~© 2012/08/22 22:10:03
    JaguarSocialist
    Damn, a right wing idiot, using an Internet that has its origins as a government program, found a nice quote to post. Dumbass, you're a socialist.
  • Schläue~© JaguarS... 2012/08/22 22:44:33
    Schläue~©
    Bulldhit
    Check into where the Goobermint recruited those who developed the earliest systems that were used by our military and national security teams.

    btw,... I read that quote from a book long before the Internet was born.
    I suppose the U.S. Federal goobermint invented books too?
    Perhaps AlGore was responsible for parchment?
  • Bill JaguarS... 2012/10/02 19:57:47
    Bill
    {sinks lower and lower into the cesspoll of hatred for women that has become the hallmark of conservative policies. In your sick, twisted, warped, diseased mind}

    I guess this isn't?
    OpposethisAndOpposeWomensRights

    Have a nice day.
  • Bill JaguarS... 2012/10/03 22:38:34
    Bill
    Well, at least the military "welfare queens" don't sit on their butts all day and screw, drink and do drugs and have more babies.
    You may not be a welfare queen but you are a "queen".
  • Yoru Schläue~© 2012/08/22 18:04:13
  • Yoru 2012/08/22 17:33:31
    Yoru
    from the Gop platform of course.

    gop platform
  • JaguarS... Yoru 2012/08/22 17:35:28
    JaguarSocialist
    +1
    Good point. You'd think, at some point, that women GOPers would rise up and smack the hell out of people like Akin, Ryan, and others in the GOP who are opposed to women's rights.
  • Yoru JaguarS... 2012/08/22 17:41:41
    Yoru
    and the Gop scratches its head and wonders why there's such a gender gap in the elections. They have been losing ground for almost 20 years now.
  • JaguarS... Yoru 2012/08/22 17:57:49
    JaguarSocialist
    +1
    They're clueless, but it is fun to watch them sit around and admit to being puzzled as to there is a gender gap. Not once do they consider the fact that their anti-women's right agenda is the cause for that gap.
  • Bill Yoru 2012/10/02 20:11:19
    Bill
    Remember 2010? What a bunch of losers the GOP is.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politic...
    Republicans took control of at least 19 Democratic-controlled state legislatures Tuesday and gained MORE THAN 650 SEATS, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The last time Republicans saw such victories was in 1994, when they captured control of 20 state legislatures.
    Across the country, the map for state legislatures has turned noticeably red as Republicans now control 55 chambers, with Democrats at 38 and the remaining yet to be decided. At the beginning of this week, Democrats controlled 60 of the country's state legislative chambers and Republicans 36.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLIT...
    With results still coming in, the extent of the Republican takeover of the 435-member House was still to be determined. But CNN projected that Republicans would win at least 60 more House seats than they currently hold to wipe out the Democratic majority of the past four years.
    Washington (CNN) -- Republicans took voters' distress over the stubborn jobless rate and stalled economy and turned it into a sweeping takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, while Democrats were able to hang onto their majority in the Senate, though in smaller numbers.
    Remember 2010? What a bunch of losers the GOP is.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politic...
    Republicans took control of at least 19 Democratic-controlled state legislatures Tuesday and gained MORE THAN 650 SEATS, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The last time Republicans saw such victories was in 1994, when they captured control of 20 state legislatures.
    Across the country, the map for state legislatures has turned noticeably red as Republicans now control 55 chambers, with Democrats at 38 and the remaining yet to be decided. At the beginning of this week, Democrats controlled 60 of the country's state legislative chambers and Republicans 36.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLIT...
    With results still coming in, the extent of the Republican takeover of the 435-member House was still to be determined. But CNN projected that Republicans would win at least 60 more House seats than they currently hold to wipe out the Democratic majority of the past four years.
    Washington (CNN) -- Republicans took voters' distress over the stubborn jobless rate and stalled economy and turned it into a sweeping takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, while Democrats were able to hang onto their majority in the Senate, though in smaller numbers.
    (more)
  • Bill Yoru 2012/10/03 22:49:20
    Bill
    Back in 1983, Judy Goldsmith, of NOW, was on CNN's "Crossfire" and predicted that since there was such a wide gender gap and because of Reagan's policies that 10,000,000 women would turn out for the election and vote for Mondale. She was half right. They turned out and voted for Reagan and he had a 48 state landslide against Mondale/Ferraro. What a sweet victory that was.
  • Bill JaguarS... 2012/10/02 20:01:56
    Bill
    Not women's rights...abortion.
  • Bill Yoru 2012/10/02 20:14:52
    Bill
    Rape is rape unless it turns out to be a false accusation of rape.

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