Sunday, August 19, 2012

WTF!?! of the Day....“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Posted by Christian  |  at  19.8.12

There you have it, ladies. There is absolutely no reason for birth control, or worrying about rape. Because according to republican Senate nominee, Todd Akin, god has taken care of everything. Your body will just know to reject that sperm. Unless of course you are faking said rape, in which case you WILL abide by the almighty's plans.

Akin was being interviewed on KTVI-TV, and being asked where he stood on various issues. When asked if abortion should be legal in cases of rape, he responded:
"Well you know, people always want to try and make it one of those things, well how do you slice this particularly tough, sort of ethical question. It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

"Let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work, or something," Akin said. "I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."

In rightwing world, the very second a woman becomes pregnant, she has created a baby, willingly or not, and should lose all her freedoms. It's all about the baby, baby! Well, until it comes out of the womb. After that, fuck them, they can pull themselves up by their tiny baby boot straps.

Not surprisingly, after realizing the shitstorm he set off, Akin released a statement, trying to reassure people that he is not as insane as he sounds. He simply misspoke! However, Akin's history suggests this was no slip up. From the first link.
Akin is perhaps the boldest among a crop of conservative 2012 nominees who could hamper GOP efforts to take back the Senate in the fall. Akin has called for an end to the school-lunch program and a total ban on the morning-after pill.

His claim about “legitimate” types of rape is not completely foreign to the current Republican Congress, however. In 2011, the House GOP was forced to drop language from a bill that would have limited federal help to pay for an abortion to only victims of “forcible rape.” Akin was a co-sponsor on the bill.

Nor is this Akin’s first time suggesting some types of rape are more worthy of protections than others. As a state legislator, Akin voted in 1991 for an anti-marital-rape law, but only after questioning whether it might be misused “in a real messy divorce as a tool and a legal weapon to beat up on the husband,” according to a May 1 article that year in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The calls for Akin to withdraw have begun.


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