Rep. Akin: Pregnancy from rape is ‘really rare’

Rep. Akin: Pregnancy from rape is ‘really rare’ – OR, how to lose a Senate race in one easy lesson!

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, said in a television interview that it is “really rare” for women to become pregnant when they are raped.

Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview that aired Sunday on St. Louis television station KTVI if there were any circumstances in which he would support a woman’s decision to have an abortion.

Akin, who has said he’s Missouri’s most conservative congressman, indicated there may be an exception to his stance against abortion. But, when asked if he supported abortions for women who have been raped, Akin said: “It seems to me first of all from what I understand 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,” Akin said of a rape victim’s chances of becoming pregnant.

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Rep. Akin: Pregnancy from rape is ‘really rare’

Look, I know people are STOOPID, we see it every day, but guys like this disgust me!

You can bet the farm on it; that is one Senate seat the GOP will NOT gain in this election, and I’m guessing Akin is, or soon will be DEAD IN THE WATER. No matter how stupid Claire McCaskill may or may not be, Akin just gave her every female vote in the state of Missouri.

Clayton Williams stirred up a hornets nest back in 1990 when he said: ”If it’s inevitable (rape), just relax and enjoy it.” SOURCE, you see, when he made that statement nearly every woman in Texas voted for Ann Richards, handing her the Governorship.

Todd Akin reminds me of Clayton Williams when he ran for Governor of Texas. Claytie, yeah, Claytie, made a very stupid remark and it was ALL over, *poof*, just like that.

 Totally DUMBASSERY! There are some topics that are best left alone, this was one of them.

Personally, and I have NO data to back this up, it is MY opinion, but wouldn’t it make sense to believe that ANY woman that is raped, if she is of child bearing age, would be just as likely to become pregnant as any other woman having unprotected consensual sex?

Some people seem to believe otherwise, and take note, this next part was published in April of 1999.

Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

First, let’s define the term “rape.” When pro-lifers speak of rape pregnancies, we should commonly use the phrase “forcible rape” or “assault rape,” for that specifies what we’re talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape can be consensual, but we’re not addressing that here. Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

Personally, I find that article to be all over the map with their statistics and I have to wonder what the real intent of the writer may have been. He categorizes rapes and then goes on to state that Rape Pregnancies Are Rare.

I am not going to argue based on MY belief that any rape victim is as likely to get pregnant as any other woman of child bearing age, its belief vs. belief.

My issue is with Rep. Todd Akin being SO DAMNED STUPID that he would even say such a thing in the middle of a Senate race, especially when that race is against a woman. The GOP wants to re-take the U.S. Senate and the White House while retaining the House of Representatives; guys like this will NOT get the job done.

For crying out loud, he sounds more like Joe Biden than any Conservative that I can think of.

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12 Responses to Rep. Akin: Pregnancy from rape is ‘really rare’

  1. BobF says:

    Why in the world can’t some politicians just keep their thoughts to themselves and their mouths shut? People in Missouri already knew where he stood on abortion so he shouldn’t even say a word about anything even connected with one or a possible one…just shut the heck up. I didn’t vote for Akin in our primary. How he won baffles me because I didn’t hear of him until a couple weeks before the primary and I’m pretty much up on who’s running for office like that in my state.

  2. A damn stupid remark from Akins!

    Most women know someone who was brutally raped.

    In my case, I know two: my best friend in college and my sister-in-law.

    Neither got pregnant, the latter because, upon intake at the hospital, she underwent a D&C without any confirmation of pregnancy. D&C’s were done often as a precaution to prevent pregnancy AND STD’s back in the days before “the morning-after pill.”

    Furthermore, many women today don’t get impregnated by a rapist precisely because so many women are on birth control pills.

    To women who say, “I’d never have an abortion even if I was raped,” I say the following:

    “Would you say the same if Charles Manson raped you?”

    That shuts most of them up.

    Rape is not about sex. It is about domination and brutality. And most rapists are serial rapists.

  3. (A bit more as WordPress decided that my full comment seemed “a bit spammy.” Huh?)

    Many rapists do have STD’s, BTW.

    I do not “believe in” abortion, especially abortion as a birth-control measure. But I decided the following right after my best friend was raped: If I were raped, I’d take every possible precaution against pregnancy and opt for a D&C to make sure. No way in hell would I EVER have sat around for months with a rapist’s baby in MY womb!

  4. I’m quite fired up by the topic of rape — as you can tell.

    I saw my best friend’s life RUINED! She was a virgin when a man with diplomatic immunity — family member of our of our diplomats — beat and raped her back in the 1970s. We consulted an attorney, who told us, “No point in going after him. He’s the child of a power player.” Or some such statement.

    My friend has lived like a hermit ever since she was raped.

    It was brutal. Permanent physical damage in a certain area.

    I won’t go into any more. I’m too pissed off!

  5. myfoxmystere says:

    Akin better hope that voters are more angry at the Democrats than at his big gaffe. McCackle needs to get voted out, but that bonehead Akin may have given the voters 6 more years of misery to the show me state. Their motto may be show me misery state if McCackle stays on again.

    • TexasFred says:

      Yes indeed, that is what I fear, HIS mouth might have just given HER another 6 years and may very well cost the GOP a tight majority in the Senate… The SOB needs to have someone slap some sense into his head…

  6. Gawfer says:

    Here’s an interesting article that supports your notion that the Rep was a bozo:

    Woman Conceived in Rape Responds to Akin Abortion Controversy

    • TexasFred says:

      I thought we taught you how to write an HTML code to make a link?? :?

      I may not be right, Akin may not be right, I have no REAL idea, but in any case, he was a fool to say something like that…

  7. Gawfer says:

    aw, hell Fred, I just copied and pasted the link. I haven’t written a code in years. The gal in the article was a child conceived from a rape. She did not appreciate what Atkin said, and said so in so many words.

  8. Gawfer says:

    Looks like many in the GOP are after him to withdraw from the Senate race now too.

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