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Abortion and Rape

ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:12 AM does an unborn baby threaten your life???
dan17 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:37 AM
Should have said IF an unborn baby threatens the mothers life.

The criticisms of the recent absurd comments by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin, who at this writing is his party's nominee to take on incumbent Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November in a contest he had been expected to win, have focused on his clearly erroneous understanding of the human female anatomy. In a now infamous statement, in which he used the bizarre and unheard-of phrase "legitimate rape," the congressman gave the impression that some rapes of women are not mentally or seriously resisted. This is an antediluvian and misogynistic myth for which there is no basis in fact and...