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Astonishing "Rape" Comment May Force GOP Senate Candidate from Race

Jonathan37 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 7:35 PM
Besides which, I wonder if he even meant what you are suggesting, that many rape accusations are false. I assumed he meant rape in which ejaculation takes place in the vagina, which isn't necessarily,perhaps even most often, the case in 'real rapes'. Which doesn't mean the assault was any less traumatic for the victim, but it definitely cuts down on the chance of pregnancy resulting. To be clear, I THINK he meant to say, even in cases where the necessary conditions have occurred for pregnancy to result, it usually doesn't, which might be stupid (statistics

This story -- which I touched on briefly in the Obama presser post below -- has been moving at warp speed all day.  Let's get you caught up.  First, here's Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) making appalling and cringe-worthy remarks about "legitimate" rape on a St. Louis television program yesterday:

Not only is this indefensible and insulting, his grasp of basic human biology is demonstrably wrong.  It would be one thing if a random Congressman said something dumb.  It happens every...