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Did the GOP Throw Away a Pro-Life Senate Seat?

mjohansen Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 6:29 PM
Aside from the fact that Akin has not called for banning contraceptives, in any case, every study on the matter has shown that ready availability of contracepives does NOT reduce abortions. One common theory offerred is that when contraception is available people engage in more promiscuous sex, and as no contraceptive is fool-proof (especially given that people don't always use them consistently and correctly), there are till unwanted pregnancies.

The pro-abortion ranks were absolutely jubilant about the mega-gaff made by Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican senate hopeful that was comfortably beating one of their own, Senator Claire McCaskill, in the swing state of Missouri. Akin tangled his words so badly in answer to an abortion question about exceptions for rape that he invented a nonsensical phrase: legitimate rape.

What Akin said was, “From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare [the conceiving of a child during a rape]. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But...