In response to:

Todd Akin Was Never Accused of Rape -- Unlike Bill Clinton

cindobindo Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 9:53 AM
I distinctly remember Phil Donahue having several shows about rape, where experts explained that rape is NOT about sex, it's about power,control and humiliation of the woman. They said that that is why rapists rarely climax in their victims, which would lead one to believe that rape pregnancy must also be rare. Also, I read in a copy of "The Abortion Handbook" that a study was done on 1,000 pregnant women in Minnesota, and none of them claimed to be raped. Taken together, maybe rape pregnancies ARE rare. Myself, I agree that a baby conceived from a rape has a right to live, but if people INSIST that that exception must be made, the woman should have to show the abortionist a copy of the police report of her rape. before he can proceed.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:17 AM
Good idea.

If she wasn't raped enough to file a police report AND to press charges against the attacker then she wasn't raped at all.
supercarp Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 3:52 PM
That is offensive on several levels. 1. what if she was 12 years old 2. what if she was beaten into a coma. 3. what if she was so traumatized she can't stand to be in the same room with a man? 4. What if the attacker has threatened to come back and kill her if she tells anyone? 5. What if the police department is hostile to her because she is the wrong race?
Thomas2739 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 10:04 AM
Good observation about verification of actual rape. But again a woman only has to say "she just doesn't want to have a child" no other reason needed. Sad, but this is where we are now.
supercarp Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 3:57 PM
Try to imagine being pregnant with a child you don't want, that bears the face of the person you hate and fear most in the world. I don't think you can do it. Which is why you feel the way you do.
Which is worse, Rep. Todd Akin's, R-Mo., ignorance about human anatomy -- or the way Republicans jump, run and hide when the Democrat-media complex decides they should?

Akin is the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Missouri. In an interview, he said that he believed that pregnancy following an act of rape is "really rare -- if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down."

Incredibly dumb. The married father of six, including two daughters, apologized the next day and then recorded an ad apologizing yet...