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abennett437 Wrote: Dec 07, 2013 11:09 AM
EVERY human being on the planet will at one time or another, say something that will not sound quite the way he intended it. The Republican party is determined to use this fact to selectively destroy the chance of election of any pro-life conservative. This is how RINOS manipulate elections. Never forget that it was the Republicans who lost the Senate because they worked so hard to betray Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. The Democrats hardly had to lift a finger to fight. The Karl Roves of the RINO party did everything they could to betray them and portray these good pro-life men in the worst possible, most distorted way. The RINOS don't want true conservatives. They would rather lose the election.
Neil99 Wrote: Dec 07, 2013 1:54 PM
Sorry, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock destroyed their own political chances by articulating what they really believe. Cretins can take all sorts of classes and try as hard as possible but, in the end, their true beliefs shine through and the general electorate dumps them.
Tionico Wrote: Dec 07, 2013 2:55 PM
Funy thing, Akin's basis for his "legitimite rape" statement is in solid medical knowledge. It was the stupid press, and the RINO ruling elite that took that and ran with it. NO ONE in those categories (mainstream media or RINO eiltes) looked below the surface or tried to get a the basis of his comment. The man opposes abortion in ALL cases. Even rape... and rightly separated a "rape of convenience" from a true physical assault.... of which almost no children are ever conceived. Medical fact. The man's a patriot, dedicated to reducing government, personal liberty, economic stability, etc... and was sidelined just as was Ron Paul.
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 07, 2013 5:35 PM
"Medical fact"?
OK, let's see some citations from the medical literature.
peaceman Wrote: Dec 07, 2013 5:56 PM
Akin's statement was far removed from 'medical knowledge' that is not at all solid. But rather has been easily rebuked after it was first introduced in 1972.
"From a scientific standpoint, what's legitimate and fair to say is that a woman who is raped has the same chances of getting pregnant as a woman who engaged in consensual intercourse during the same time in her menstrual cycle," said Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

One widely accepted study suggests a 5 percent pregnancy rate following rape, resulting in 32,000 pregnancies each year.

The report was from the Medical University of South Carolina and was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and cited by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One study from the journal Human Nature in 2003 suggests pregnancy rates are higher after a rape when compared with consensual sex because of the inconsistency of birth control use.

Akin is a 'simple' man who is genuinely kind but staggeringly ignorant and made a fool of himself as so many of the 'conservative' minds tend to go...very sad