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Legitimate Rape Arguments

devaremet Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 10:26 AM
I'd like to put aside the biology lessons for a moment to focus on the Todd Akin phenomenon in the Republican party who seem to surface every now and then with wacko comments that only confirm opinions on the ignorant left , and further confuse the undecided voters. No true conservative thinker would make comments like Akin did unless he has gone over to the darkside that is liberalism. I believe that like Islamic terrorists these Republican liberals sacrifice common sense and all rational thought for some kind of reward either in heaven or on earth. Like terrorists they wait to be activated at the appropriate time to cause the right amount of distraction.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 10:38 AM
Its very early in the day for you to be drunk enough to post that.
inkling_revival Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 10:29 AM
"No true conservative thinker would make comments like Akin did unless he has gone over to the darkside that is liberalism."

Please don't be ridiculous. Akin's argument, while weak, was scientifically correct: conception via rape occurs at a different and lower rate than conception via consensual sex. Akin's error was not that he was incorrect, but that he introduced a disputable comment unnecessarily that gave the left ammunition to claim that he was "anti-woman" and "anti-scientific."

We need to be better prepared to meet the expected objections.
Todd Akin’s grossly irresponsible remarks about “legitimate rape” and conception have received much media attention. As well they should. The sheer weirdness of the remarks calls into question both his intelligence and his personal integrity. How could someone conclude logically that a rape victim’s body has the capacity to prevent conception in the wake of sexual assault? And why would someone assert that the conclusion had been supported by doctors with whom he had spoken? Clearly, Akin contrived the idea on the spot and then contrived the claim that there were doctors who had informed and/or supported his assertion. All of...