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

Informed Voter Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:53 AM
This is not about rape, it is about being a moron. It is estimated that 32,000 women become pregnant EACH YEAR because of rape. Mr. Alkin says some magical biological secretion in a woman's body prevents pregnancy in rape. A Congressman should be smarter than that, much less not be allowed to sit on the Science Committee. I may not like abortion, but just because Akin is anti-abortion doesn't mean he gets a free pass to be ignorant on everything else.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 3:12 PM
How many of those were actual, forcible rapes which were reported to the police in a timely fashion so that evidence of a physical attack could be collected?

If a woman wasn't raped enough to report the crime and to press charges against her attacker I must conclude that she wasn't raped at all.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:36 PM
Were you also aware that cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal gland in response to emotional and physical stress? In high levels, this hormone has been proven to cause temporary infertility and has been linked to a 90% miscarriage rate during the first three weeks of pregnancy.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol - Nelson RF (2011). An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology, Fourth Edition. Sunderland, Mass: Sinauer Associates Inc. ISBN 0-87893-620-3]

[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1533790/]
Richard141 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 1:02 PM
You must be one of those democrats who want Akin to stay in the race so McCaskill will get re-elected. Go visit your friends at the Huffington Post.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 1:28 PM
You must be one of those idiots who holds to his opinions even when they have been proven to be inaccurate. My posting history demonstrates that I am no democrat.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:33 PM
Where does that 32,000 estimate come from? Is that worldwide or in the USA only? In 2011, there were only 90,000 persons who reported having been raped, and of them 9% were men. Are you honestly claiming that over 30% of rape victims become pregnant? If you are, then you should know that the odds of a women to become pregnant in each ovulatory cycle, through repeated consensual sex within a stable relationship, is between 15-25%. In other words, you are saying that rape is more likely to produce a pregnancy than normal, frequent sex?
1647 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:09 PM
It is about being willfully ignorant of facts and science and using the willful ignorance to advance a partisan issue. Willful ignorance is despicable. Meanwhile -- apparently he is exactly on point with the party line. The Plank in the current republican platform. If you get raped good luck with that - god has given you a gift so that you can remember this moment for the rest of your life. Very old testament. Very cruel.
Ken6226 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:56 AM
What percentage of rape victims actually get pregnant? More importantly, what percentage of abortions are done because of rape?
Jeff2422 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:17 PM
In this case he is a moron regardless of whether he has some point to make. Right or wrong, it is a 'politcal" race for a U.S. Senate seat, not a House seat. McCaskill was toast. Does he not know that the national media is in the tank for Obama and the Dems? Has he not seen Obama's attack ads on abortion? If he is willing to go out on this limb and cut it off, giving the media a distraction for Obama, what other limb is he willing to climb out onto. He could have simply said that he for the life of the "innocent" child, there was not need to get into a percentage argument or a discussion on anatomy. He is at least a political moron.
supercarp Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 12:59 PM
there are almost 200,000 rapes/year in the US (not counting child molesting and attempted rape) and about 32,000 pregnancies resulting from rape, so do the math.

Rape is a very under reported crime, and there are false accusations, so the exact numbers are fuzzy. But when a woman is made to be incontinent for life due to the tearing she suffered, you can't call it a false accusation. And the women who have been raped, then murdered didn't really have time to concieve.
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...