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Akin and His Critics

michigander4 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:16 PM
RE: "Consider that every woman (including me) who has ever experienced infertility is told, even by some doctors, that she should try to "relax." " Along those lines, clinical studies have also determined that the female orgasm markedly increases the chances for conception during coitus. Since this rarely, if ever, occurs during forcible rape, its absence is another defense against impregnation, is it not?
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:53 PM
Those statements are really lacking in science. How would you do a double-blind study on impregnation by rape? Would you have 1000 women raped and 1000 women having consensual sex, then compare the results.

Please quit trying to justify the science behind Akin's statements. It's weak and unsupported.
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 1:13 PM
I don't want to belabor this, but the studies were done using couples having consensual intercourse. The incidence of orgasm or absence of orgasm was monitored and compared with the resulting pregnancies. The women in the study who experienced orgasm during coitus became pregnant on a 7 to 5 ratio over the women who did not. Back to the original point, assuming that female orgasm is extremely rare during forcible rape, one can conclude that pregnancy is less likely.
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.
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 6:46 AM
You googled it? LOL The reason you couldn't find anything is that it doesn't exist. I made it all up to keep twerps like you busy looking for it. LMFAO
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 6:48 AM
BTW, it's "site" not cite.
John5840 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:27 PM
find me those studies

Or shut up
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:44 PM
Find them the way I did -- google it. Then you SHUT UP!!

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...