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The Pro-Life Movement Must Disavow Akin Comment

Zev7 Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 10:34 AM
The female body does not shut down conception after rape. As a matter of fact, rapes have occurred throughout reorded history in the context of war, pregnancies resulted, babies were born and the gene pool was mixed. Mixing of the gene pool is generally a good thing, but rape is not.
Rep. Todd Akin has, unwittingly to be sure, harmed the pro-life movement, his senatorial race in Missouri, the Republican Party, and therefore quite possibly the nation.

Every person who speaks or writes for the public will make an occasional faux pas, and sooner or later, will write or say something inappropriate. The game of "gotcha" that the media play -- especially with regard to Republicans and conservatives -- is what makes so many politicians sound robotic when they speak.

But Congressman Akin said something that cries out for condemnation and retraction -- and necessitates an explanation.

On a Missouri TV program Sunday, he was...

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