Skip to comments.Oh my: Missouri GOP Senate nominee says victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant
Posted on 08/19/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
Legitimate rape became a Twitter trending topic in the U.S. this afternoon after liberal blog Talking Points Memo posted a video of Rep. Todd Akin claiming that victims of legitimate rape are unlikely to become pregnant.
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McDonnell smear job take two. Did not work in VA, will not work in MO any better
What does any MAN know about “legitimate rape”?? They should try it some time.
Watch the video...it’s painful.
What a dumbass.
Even if he used the term “legitimate rape” as the opposite of false rape claims, that was still a stupid comment.
On both sides of the aisle, the American political class is increasingly composed of people too stupid to make it in private industry - if the report on what this guy said is true, he’s a prime example.
why say anything about it?
there is a video of it.
@Todd Akin, GOP Senate candidate: Legitimate rape rarely causes pregnancy
First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare, Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
Main issue in a forcible rape is not resulting pregnancy. The main issues are physical abuse and mental torture forced upon the victim. Pregnancy has medical solutions, mental trauma does not have easy solutions.
He was responding to a question "what about in the case of rape". That doesn't make it any less stupid.
Poor choice of words which well may hound him to defeat!
You get these ideas when you drink beer or bad wine and watch sci fi tv shows.
We’ve already GOT plenty of stoopid people in Washington, don’t need this one. Even if he is a Republican.
How quickly can the GOP replace this numbskull? He was up by 11 pts for crying out loud. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut until the election and he wins. Sheesh.
Same as any WOMAN knows about war.
Men get raped. Check out any prison with men in it.
There are about 2 pregnancies for every 1000 cases of forcible rape,not statutory rape.
This is mostly a red herring be the LEFT.
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