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

Kali_Fred Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 9:25 AM
I have a question: is it scientific fact that Akin is wrong when he says "the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down?" In a rape scenario, I would imagine a woman's adrenal gland is pumping out massive amounts of adrenaline that are not present during normal relations. What does that amount of adrenaline do to the other hormones in the body? Stop or otherwise alter their effect? What does it do to other chemistry in the body? Acidify? Make more alkaline? What does that do to the reproductive organs and all the chemicals needed to make them work effectively? I don't know the answers, but without some actual research that proves Mr. Akin false, it is certainly reasonable to ask.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 11:19 AM
Unfortunately for the pursuit of clarity, it would take Nazi-like scientific atrocity to conduct a valid study.
rickmcq Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 10:46 AM
Akin accepted the works of Dr. Jack Willke, founder of the International Right to Life Federation, as expressed in his book "Abortion, Questions and Answers." I have never read it, but Dr. Wilke states that "there is a full chapter on this issue, fully documented, which completely exonerates him."
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...