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Akin and His Critics

John5840 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:56 PM
You cannot assume any of the things you assume here. I did try to google the study you referenced, but it doesn't show up. So be a dear boy and provide the cite. You cannot assume anything about orgasm during rape. And if the data you provide is accurate, the difference you list sint' as significant as you pretend. It cetainly doesn't tell you that women wont'get pregnant during rape, only that they are more likely to get pregnant at other times.

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...