"Oh no he didn't" was what I thought when I first heard it. But yes he did as I heard the ridiculous words and read them over and over again. "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." Okay, Missouri Representative Todd Akin, where did your medical facts from Dear doctors Quack and Scrooge McDuck MD? The Journal of American Obstetrics and Gynecology, says that over 30,000 pregnancies result from rape every year. That doesn't sound all that rare to me.
Now what really made me want to peel his wig with a quickness was the legitimate rape crap. No victim of any crime or their families need to be re-victimized by law enforcement, doctors or any damn body else by putting the burden of proof that a crime was actually committed on said victim. Certainly, some women lie and state that they are raped when they have been somewhere they should not have been, with some one she should not have been with at some ungodly hour that they should have been at home or where ever they were supposed to be. In the most generous of crime statistics, false rape claims happens about nine percent of the time. In almost all cases the false accuser is arrested and charged with filing a false police report. Additionally, she is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and what ever victim compensation money went toward any her medical treatment, counseling or anything else is ordered by the courts to be repaid by the woman (and garnished from her paycheck, levied from her bank account or taken from her income tax-refund) who filed the false police report. I seriously think that all rape false accusers should receive a good old fashioned ass-whipping from all the rape victims in her local area that can be rounded up at one given time. False accusers deserve as much for helping the chauvinistic, cavemen and cave-women to make people doubt us when we indeed have been victimized.
Representative Akin apologized, stated that his comment about the rarity of pregnancy resulting from rape was medically incorrect and that what he meant instead of legitimate rape was "forcible rape". Todd my friend, you should have quit while you were ahead. Just say sorry for pissing everyone off including the people who previously supported you in your campaign before you opened your mouth to let your ignorance and chauvinism flow. However, since you chose to go there, let's discuss forcible rape versus statutory rape. Test the validity or "legitimacy"of statutory rape if you will, shall we? Let's examine just a few examples of what constitutes statutory rape. When a mentally competent and emotionally stable and more mature person engages in sex with a partner who is not their spouse and is mentally ill, intellectually challenged,mentally handicapped, emotionally immature or under the legal age of consent in the state where the sex took place is called statutory rape and is a crime. It is punishable by imprisonment and the convicted rapist is subject to have to for the rest of his or her life to register as a sex offender when they are released from incarceration just like a forcible rapist. When a person is unable to consent because they are unconscious, in a coma, or a persistent vegetative state when the sex takes place even sometimes when the perpetrator is the spouse, sex with a victim is who is physically unable to consent or resist is illegal and also punishable by imprisonment with pervert registry afterward and the whole nine yards. So, when the rubber meets the road like President Obama said "rape is rape" period the end.
Representative Akin, my sincere advice to you is to step aside and allow another republican to run for the Senate seat against Clare McCaskill.Your gaffe, blunder or whatever you want to call it is just a big 'ole gift that keeps on giving to the democratic party. Not only will you not win. Your staying in the race will just help us liberals prove to everyone that the conservatives have declared war on women. Remember, just as it is in medicine, it is also in politics, "do no harm". Speaking of medicine, Representative Akin, stay away from doctors Quack and Scrooge McDuck MD. They are not your friends. They will only throw you under the bus by taking a massive dump of junk science on and into your head.