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Akin and His Critics

Anominus Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:47 PM
Here is the actual study, Wilcox et al (2001): http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Prospective+pregnancy+study+designs+for+assessing+reproductive+and...-a0113455737 Nowhere in that study can I find the 3.1% rate the author of the blog you referred me to stated as the overall pregnancy rate. I must also point out that the study was focusing on women who were trying to get pregnant. Women who are trying to get pregnant are probably not having sex just once.

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of women undergoing abortions report that they were raped, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. One percent is not zero.

That much having been said, I must offer a mild dissent to the widespread view expressed by both Republicans and Democrats that what...