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Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

Houster Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 11:06 PM
I'd like to see some links for your assertions that a woman is less likely to get pregnant because she's not aroused. Also, just how rare is it for a woman who is raped to get pregnant? I've read that 5 percent of women who are raped in the USA get pregnant. That's 32,000 women every year. But even if its 1 percent, that's between 6 and 7 thousand women per year. I wouldn't dismiss that figure.
bgmk Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 1:06 AM
To put a Stat in perspective is not to dimiss it. To dismiss it as an EXCUSE or Argument for Something ELSE is not to dismiss it as an INDIVIDUAL tragedy. Indeed, COGENCY DEMANDS that Facts not be Multiplied to Infinity in Faux Reasoning.

Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or