Sunday, August 19, 2012

Republican Senate Nominee: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Don’t Get Pregnant

(Sorry, stole the title straight from Talking Points Memo)

For those of you who have doubts about there being a war on women by the Republicans, here's more proof it exists:

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, is using this full on craziness to justify his opposition to abortion rights, even in cases of rape.

I picked up on this first at FreeThought Blogs, in Zingularity:

 He understands very little, obviously, outside of the comforting magic inherent in his Bronze-age mythology and flaky new age conservative wackiness . But I’ll bet you Akin’s small dollar campaign contributions spike because of this.

Magic, that's it!   Dang, why didn't I think of that?

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