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Victims of 'legit rape' rarely get pregnant: GOP candidate-Are these idiots for real?

Leprachaun999 2012/08/20 12:22:45
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Pro-life Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, Todd Akin, said in a
televised interview on Sunday that women who are victims of "legitimate
rape" rarely get pregnant.


Akin said on KTVI-TV's Jacko Report in St. Louis that in cases of
"legitimate rape" a woman's body "has ways to try to shut that whole
thing down."


He told the KTVI-TV interviewer he got this understanding of "natural
protections" from doctors and should those protections fail, abortion
is not the answer.


The New York City-born Akin, 65, later issued a statement saying he
"misspoke" in his "off-the cuff remarks," and that his comment "does not
reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are
raped and abused every year."


He goes on to say that he believes "deeply in the protection of all
life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the
right course of action."


Akin, a six-term congressman who has also spoken out against abortion
in cases of incest, wants the rapist to be punished -- not the child.


"Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our
society, and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate
to help ensure they have the justice they deserve," Akin said in his
follow-up statement.


Akin's opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, issued a statement saying:
"It is beyond comprehension that someone can be so ignorant about the
emotional and physical trauma brought on by rape."


She called Akin's remarks "offensive."

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  • **StarzAbove** 2012/08/20 17:59:58
    No they live on their own planet
    **StarzAbove**
    +14
    When is rape ever legitimate? This guy is just showing us how some of the extreme repugs think about women. This is just a continuation of the war against women that they have going.

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  • Vene Vidi 2012/08/21 19:55:20
    No they live on their own planet
    Vene Vidi
    And you know what is worse? People like Kirk CaMoron defending him.
    Let us just forgive him. Can't we all just get along? You know, like we forgive Obama for lying about him.
    I think his exact words were: "What did you expect? It is not easy to be homophobic AND sexist at the same time."
  • Pele Emerging 2012/08/21 01:20:49
    No they live on their own planet
    Pele Emerging
    +3
    I just gave links to a conservative who doesn't believe Akin is wrong to the statistics from the National Institutes of Medicine--the foremost research institutes and funding for medical research which is not tainted by drug company money. He called it liberal and unbelievable. :(

    I am sad that anyone is that stupid.
  • Patent1 Pele Em... 2012/08/21 02:13:21
    Patent1
    +3
    People like that also believe the "squeeze out" method is actually birth control.
  • Pele Em... Patent1 2012/08/21 02:38:46
    Pele Emerging
    +4
    What upsets me the most is that people like that are not only opposed to abortion, they tend to be opposed to birth control, too. They don't even want a woman to PREVENT a pregnancy.
  • Patent1 Pele Em... 2012/08/21 02:49:50
    Patent1
    +3
    I can't believe anybody would vote for him.
  • Pele Em... Patent1 2012/08/21 03:29:54
    Pele Emerging
    +3
    I can't either, but look at some of the people who've been elected in the past. :(
  • Patent1 Pele Em... 2012/08/21 14:14:34
    Patent1
    +1
    You're right, bush2 is a Devil.
  • Pele Em... Patent1 2012/08/21 15:14:54
    Pele Emerging
    +4
    More of an idiot who surrounded himself with the truly evil, but that's just my opinion.
  • Jrogers 2012/08/21 00:27:27
    No they live on their own planet
    Jrogers
    +6
    My husband told me about that tonight when he got home from work.....he is just amazed as I am that this person holds a seat in public office - it is absolutely stunning - the stupidity of the people who keep voting this ignorant man in - does he believe that babies are found in cabbage patches too?l - with a mindset like his - he might as well
  • ehrhornp 2012/08/20 23:44:10
    No they live on their own planet
    ehrhornp
    +5
    I wonder if these idiots attend classes to learn to be so stupid or does it just come naturally? What idiots.
  • kudabux 2012/08/20 23:37:36
    No they live on their own planet
    kudabux
    +4
    " in cases of "legitimate rape" a woman's body "has ways to try to shut that whole
    thing down." TOTAL INSANITY!!!
    Except when he was legitimately raping his wife, she kicked him in his balls and 'shut the whole thing down'
  • Patent1 2012/08/20 23:22:50
    No they live on their own planet
    Patent1
    +4
    I can't believe this guy would have the opportunity to represent anybody. He probably believes the "squeeze out" method is actually a form of birth control.
  • Gary 2012/08/20 23:04:15
    No they live on their own planet
    Gary
    +5
    this is just another right wing nut job end of story.
  • Patent1 Gary 2012/08/21 02:21:33
    Patent1
    He's already under the bus. I hope he stays in the race tho.
  • Gary Patent1 2012/08/21 19:53:58
    Gary
    +1
    These Republicans just keep saying outrageous dumbass things.
    They dug themselves into a hole by not doing anything to work with
    President Obama. Going after womens health care, planned parent hood,
    want to keep Bush's taxs cuts for the top 1%.
  • Patent1 Gary 2012/08/25 19:51:10
    Patent1
    I hope they just keep talking. The more they say, the higher the margin the prez will have.
  • Gary Patent1 2012/08/26 16:05:38
    Gary
    +1
    Yup and the more they talk the better for the President.
  • poet4justice 2012/08/20 22:52:13
    No they live on their own planet
    poet4justice
    +4
    Then how about woman raping GOP because they obviously don't get pregnant either
  • RobHom 2012/08/20 22:43:49
    No they live on their own planet
    RobHom
    +6
    And they say Biden says stupid stuff??
  • C. C. Rider 2012/08/20 22:41:16 (edited)
    No they live on their own planet
    C. C. Rider
    +4
    I shudder to think what he thinks a non legit rape is. I am sure he would know it tho if it happened to his daughter or wife. But then again cons do not believe in rape, they think the woman always asked for "it".



    90-Year-Old Woman Recounts Brutal Rape ..I am sure in a con's eye she asked for "it" republican war on women republican war on women
  • Patent1 C. C. R... 2012/08/21 02:20:20
    Patent1
    +1
    Not only does he insult women by saying that their body would shut the whole thing down, but he accuses women of illegitimate rape, i.e. crying rape when it wasn't.
  • C. C. R... Patent1 2012/08/21 15:05:30
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    It seems his own party and THOUSANDS of women just about beat him down and now he is fumblilng with some sort of heart felt apology. I tell ya. you know you hate women when you are FORCED to say sorry on that.
  • Patent1 C. C. R... 2012/08/25 19:52:04
    Patent1
    +1
    Good one!
  • Julia Blackwell 2012/08/20 22:26:44
    No they live on their own planet
    Julia Blackwell
    +5
    We just can't stoop to their dumb-ass level of stupidity.
  • mwg0735 Julia B... 2012/08/21 02:20:08
  • Blunder... mwg0735 2012/08/21 15:06:19
    BlunderWoman ~ FTGOP~ BN 0
    +3
    Oh, please. He didn't use the wrong words, but I'm not surprised you believe him. He said that he believes women's bodies can prevent a pregnancy if they are raped ("can shut that whole thing down"). Because "doctors" told him so. He is using flawed advice to create a bill that will affect thousands and thousands of women...for which he has yet to apologize... a bill that was co-sponsored by VP candidate Ryan.

    The whole "legitimate rape" part is pretty disturbing, too because he is essentially saying he thinks that women who claim to be pregnant due to rape are lying about being raped. Otherwise their body would have "shut that whole thing down". What he said was an insult to women who have been raped, which is a huge demographic. And you want it to just go away? Are you kidding me?
  • mwg0735 Blunder... 2012/08/21 17:10:29
  • Blunder... mwg0735 2012/08/21 18:12:19 (edited)
    BlunderWoman ~ FTGOP~ BN 0
    +3
    No, he did not. He said "legitimate rape" was the wrong words, but he did not apologize for insinuating that women who are legitimately raped don't get pregnant and using that flawed opinion to write a bill that will potentially affect thousands of women.

    Of course you blame Obama. It's all you ever do on this site, except the truth is, Obama isn't responsible for the words that come out of Rep. Akin's mouth. Is he?
  • mwg0735 Blunder... 2012/08/21 18:25:29
  • Blunder... mwg0735 2012/08/21 20:09:34
    BlunderWoman ~ FTGOP~ BN 0
    +3
    "Clearly a LIB who rambles and does not say anything."

    Really? I wouldn't have thought you were a lib, but it is an accurate assessment of your debate skills.

    He apologized for using those words, he has not apologized for the attempted legislation based on false information. That is the real problem; the belief that women's bodies can "shut that whole thing down" (an unwanted pregnancy due to rape) without medical intervention.
  • C. C. R... Blunder... 2012/08/26 00:51:35 (edited)
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    Notice it is a "con man" who dismisses you so easy!! What a pig. The other pig should be raped (Todd) and bet he changes his tune then do not drop the soap
  • Just me ♥ Blunder... 2012/08/27 03:35:23
    Just me ♥
    He did apologize. I live in MO and saw the ad he ran on TV the very next day. By "legitimate rape," I think what he meant was penis in vagina rape. Regardless, his statement of rape victims body being able to shut the whole thing down was just dumb.
  • Leprach... Just me ♥ 2012/08/27 07:03:54
    Leprachaun999
    +1
    It was a fake apology, He is a dumb a$$ for voicing it. Glad he did it showed what his party stands for.
  • Blunder... Just me ♥ 2012/08/28 03:18:10
    BlunderWoman ~ FTGOP~ BN 0
    +1
    I think he is only sorry for the attention his comments drew...not for the attempted passage of laws that would force rape victims to carry to term or to prevent women from getting abortions for health reasons. In the commercial, Akin says, "Rape has many victims. The mistake I made was in the words I said. Not in the heart I hold."
  • mwg0735 Julia B... 2012/08/21 17:11:16
  • ally 2012/08/20 21:28:05
    No they live on their own planet
    ally
    +6
    They're real, alright. This is the thinking of the conservatives and they're the ones who vote these pathetic haters into office.

    These so called "doctors" who informed Akin that women who are raped can take care of this all by themselves should come forward and make their names known to us. Hopefully the medical society could deal with these creatures, too.
  • **Starz... ally 2012/08/20 22:32:01
    **StarzAbove**
    +7
    No reputable doctor would ever say anything like that.
  • Leprach... **Starz... 2012/08/20 22:32:51
    Leprachaun999
    +8
    It's more scary that Ryan subscribes to this line of thought.
  • **Starz... Leprach... 2012/08/20 22:38:54
    **StarzAbove**
    +5
    I know. People better wake up and realize what kind of a guy he really is.
  • Patent1 **Starz... 2012/08/21 02:26:16
    Patent1
    +1
    They all are like that.

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