What’s most distressing here is that the candidate is right. Rape seldom (more seldom than one in 400,000 incidents) results in pregnancy. Charles Rice, Notre Dame Law professor, wrote extensively about this (in First Things) during the Roe v. Wade hearings because he was not permitted to testify. Sure, it may have been an impolitic statement, but that doesn’t make it unscientific. (The figures, as I remember, took into account only PROSECUTED rapes. I know pro-choicers claim that many so-called rape-victims dare not go the prosecution-route; but without that stat, the cited figure stands. Further, Prof. Rice pointed out, hospitals throughout the country routinely “cleanse the victims of their attackers” if the rape is reported within 24-odd hours.
I love the prez’s claim that “Rape is rape.” Oh, yeah? Maybe he ought to check with the Duke LAX team.
Beyond the three points above, there is political reality. As a Republican candidate, he unnecessarily dragged the whole election to talk about rape, instead of the economy. Rape is deeply personal and emotional issues, and unlike abortion, the women are the victims here. As such, any mistake like the third point above will be explosive. His mistake will affect not only his own race but also the other races.
Yeah I don’t see what the big flap is here.
Many rapes are false accusations. It makes sense that if a real rape occurs, the victim gets a morning after treatment or never gets pregnant because rape is about criminal power and dominance rather than an act leading to pregnancy.
Still all in all, this Akin guy was a dunce for showing insensitivity to women and should know better. He probably knows better now and if he can beat that sack of sh*t calling herself a Senator, then more power to him.
Screw Coulter. She got brain damage from dating the sack of sh*t Maher.
I don’t like the GOPe at all. And I think Hannity has jumped several sharks and is irrelevant. We need fresh blood to stand up to the true enemies of the Republic starting with the NY-DC media.
Let the verbal flubs roll off the shoulder and throw it back at the media. Remember Rush and the Slut? Rush came out smelling like a rose whereas Fluke came out smelling like a Slut.
Sorry for my crudeness but I can’t stomach what the GOPe has done to our party, now known as the Stupid Party. I just happen to think we would all be more successful if we let our mistakes slide off us and that we band together more tightly rather than let the GOPe aka the democrats lite convene a circular firing squad.
GOPe, screw ‘em and the Coulter they rode in on. My God, they are going to nominate this RINO P.O.S. called Romney, unfriggin-believable.