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

Millicent Bystander Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:20 PM
No, you are supposed to make your case that the above-quoted language makes abortion illegal in cases of rape or where the mother's life is threatened. I don't see where you do that. Now, if you think you've done it by saying the killing of a human being (you left out "with malice aforethought") is murder, you also fall short, because most societies define killing in self-defense as NOT murder. Saving the life of the mother is a qualified circumstance of self-defense. So again, your logic fails.

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...