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New Akin Ad: Look, I'm Really Sorry

nee Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:06 PM
So first, tell me how my A & P teachers in HS and then Dr. D'Assario could have possibly been wrong about such things as this after all this time? You know we have brains to think with which are quite advanced. Apologize all you want, call it a Freudian slip but you'll get no passes here. An election year holds stupid's feet to the fire. Akin was a complete doofus and had complete disregard for all women who have ever endured the brutaltiy of rape. Or should I say the legitimate rapes? Yeah, you see? Doesn't change what stupidity spewed forth. Define that word. was it only reported rapes, or only the ones where the defense mechanism of the ovaries kicked in and stopped pregnancy?
nee Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:07 PM
So, I'm guessing here is how that conversation would go:
Vagina to Cervix, "Hey, we've got some tightening going on and lack of lubrication and foreplay. Shut the girls down, send!"

Ovary one: "De-activate egg release,unit two-- security breach! Send."
Ovary two: Too late, idiot! It was my turn to ovulate this month and *someone* forgot to tell me that forcible intercourse does not stop the human body from acting the way it was intended!!"

That God, he's such a kidder, hey?
Anominus Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:16 PM
That nee, he/she's such an ignoramus, hey?

Stressful situations, like rape, cause the body to be flooded with cortisol. This hormone shuts down the reproductive system, causing temporary interfililty until hormone levels are restored to normal, and has been linked to high levels of miscarriage during the first three weeks of pregnancy. Apparently this design is between 95-97% effective.
JustWondering Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:21 PM
Please site the source so I can read it.
nee Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:30 PM
Really? Then why is there a "necessity" for the morning after pill if people were to believe the effrective of what you state? I know how and what corisol is and sorry- it is not going to prevent pregnancy at the rate of effectiveness you claim. From the NIH:
Abstract: Pregnancy following rape is a continuing and significant public health issue. We estimate that the 333,000 sexual assaults and rapes reported in 1998, along with many more unreported, were responsible for 25,000 pregnancies. Potentially, as many as 22,000 such pregnancies could be prevented if all women who were raped received prompt medical services, and if not already protected against pregnancy, were provided with emergency contraceptive treatment.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:31 PM
"Additional Effects: Shuts down the reproductive system, resulting in an increased chance of miscarriage and (in some cases) temporary infertility. Fertility returns after cortisol levels return to normal" - (An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology, Randy J Nelson, 3rd edition, Sinauer)

90% of women with high cortisol levels miscarried in the first three weeks of pregnancy. -
nee Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:42 PM
Whoops. Best acknowledge my spelling/typing or be called ignorant again...effective, and cortisol.
The production of coritsol has varying effects on inhibiting the reproductive hormones and research suggests that over time Chronic stress can affect reproductive health as opposed to your" fight and flight" of eggs and hormones in the case of rape.
JustWondering Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:45 PM
I read a medical site about cortisol and no where was 90% of women with high cortisol levels miscarrying. Results were inconclusive.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:48 PM
Yes, really. Why is there a "necessity" for the morning after pill, when?

A widely-cited 1996 study from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology sampled over 4,000 women and found that the rape-related pregnancy rate was 5%.

In 2008, there were 90,000 people who reported rape and only 3200 of them reported becoming pregnant as a result.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:52 PM
So you ask me for a citation, then you respond with "a medical site"? Seriously, JW?

This ad is called "forgiveness:"

No one actually believes that Todd Akin is pro-rape.  His problem is that he spouted off biologically false nonsense and used the term "legitimate rape" while discussing the subject on television.  This suggests that Akin is either terribly misinformed, profoundly ill-equipped to run a competent Senate campaign, or not especially bright.  Or perhaps some combination of the three.  When one is forced to begin a political ad with a "clarification" that "rape is an evil act," one is in very...