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

prondeau Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 1:22 PM
The controversy was never to do about how many pregnancies result from rape. Over 95% of rapes do not end in pregnancy. Some research suggests even a lower percentage. The rhetorical shrieking was about what Akin meant by legitimate. He was painted as believing some rapes were OK--which is not what he meant.

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...