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Akin and His Critics

TeaLeaves00 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:57 AM
We all know of women like the stripper that claimed the team players raped her.. but was lying. Or others that simply changed their minds. So I guess that is what he meant by it not being "legitimate" rape. Of course, a woman that is stressed is more likey to miscarry. And we have also heard that shall we say "a pleasant experience" leads to more fertility... so it would follow that rape victims are less likely to get pregnant. On the other hand, he did say that "somehow that doesn't work" so right in his comments Akins admitted forcibly raped women do get pregnant. I don't see how that is so offensive.
Roy323 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 8:55 PM
You've probably heard the OLD "It only became RAPE when the check bounced"? More TRUTH than Poetry there!
shubi_ Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 1:07 AM
It is not offensive.
The commies use feigned outrage to manipulate stupid people and that includes a great number of the GOP.

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of women undergoing abortions report that they were raped, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. One percent is not zero.

That much having been said, I must offer a mild dissent to the widespread view expressed by both Republicans and Democrats that what...