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Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own
Rightly Concered Blog on American Family Association ^ | 8/22/2012 | Bryan Fischer

Posted on 08/22/2012 7:43:13 PM PDT by JediJones

The slavering, slobbering hyenas in the Republican party, by tearing at the flesh of their own senatorial candidate Todd Akin, are doing their best to blow their shot at taking control of the Senate. By eating their own, they are consuming themselves. And they seem too brainless to know it.

If he loses this race, it will be the fault of party poobahs, not Todd Akin. One of the party leaders actually suggested last night that the GOP try to run a third-party challenge to their own candidate. That would be a certifiably guaranteed way to forfeit victory to the opposition.

Akin’s words, for which he apologized even though he had no need to, were right. He was entirely correct to say that pregnancies in cases of forcible rape are rare.

He did not, by the way, say that pregnancy was impossible in rape, just rare.

How about the New York Times, the Bible of [left-wingers]? “Lowering Stress Improves Fertility Treatment.”

Said Dr. Domar, “If you’re really stressed out and depressed, the body seems to sense that’s not a good time to get pregnant.” Hmm. Sound suspiciously like the body shutting down, no?

Todd Akin uses one word that was grossly misinterpreted by his enemies, and the members of his own party throw his carcass to the jackals.

Now that Akin has decided to stay in...as he should, ignoring the hysterical bellows and the pitchforks, the ruling class Republicans will have to eat some crow and reverse themselves by resuming support for Akin’s candidacy. Certainly they cannot be so stupid as to commit hari-kiri by withholding help because they’re in some kind of snit. Can they?

The lesson from all of this: if you’re a Republican, and you want a friend in the party, you’d better buy a dog.

(Excerpt) Read more at afa.net ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; akin; akin4obama; eithgradepaper; legitimaterape; macacamoment; natteringnabobs; partyofrape; rape; raperape; romney
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1 posted on 08/22/2012 7:43:26 PM PDT by JediJones
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To: JediJones

Maybe Claire will give him some more if he asks.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 7:49:03 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: JediJones

Hey..it was Akins own mouth that did this..could he be trying to take the heat off Biden?


4 posted on 08/22/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: JediJones

whew, a peer reviewed medical journal doing a specific study on rape and conception. The American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology can stand by Akin.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 7:51:50 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: JediJones

What a bunch of nonsense. Akin is a clueless political hack who cannot articulate a reasoned pro life position and is completely incapable of winning a state wide election in Missouri.

He is joined in his quest for loser immortality by others who aspire to being beaten by one of the worst Senators to ever trod the floors of the Upper Chamber. Missouri has plenty of true Conservatives who can carry our banner proudly and high. We don’t need to back this moron.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 7:53:10 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: dalebert

Yes it was. A point to be made done so by a bumbling fool.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 7:54:05 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: JediJones

This guy is a far bigger idiot than Akin. At least Akin sounded sincere and heartfelt in his ignorance of science - and even admitted so.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 7:55:03 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: JediJones

A dog would be a better candidate than Doorstop Akin... Hey you American Family Association, either get on board for a win or keep gumming “legitimate rape” with Akin and sink to the bottom of the sea.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dalebert
I don't understand this guy's logic, or Akin's for that matter, the "oh woe is me" mea culpa. Akin did this to himself, nobody else did it to him, he was asked a question that is pretty much standard for any pro-life Republican running for office. Even worse, Akin is hardly a neophyte, he's a career politician, been in politics since like 1988 or something like that, a long long time to learn to apply a filter to what you're saying.

He blew it, plain and simple. Not everyone is cut out for prime-time, my only hope is that Akin doesn't say any more audacious nonsense for the rest of this campaign season.
11 posted on 08/22/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: JediJones

Thanks akin you fool..when my children.. and yours as well, die waiting for basic medical services in the future..I hope you have a special place with satan...


12 posted on 08/22/2012 7:58:17 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: JediJones

Evidently, I read today, Akin kin Mrs Akin is achin’ to be called Missus Senator.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 7:58:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nhwingut
Now c'mon, surely Bryan Fischer is a well educated physician, most likely an OB/GYN I'm guessing.

"Fischer has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University, and holds a graduate degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary."

Oh, nevermind, whoops. Anyone writing an article in defense of Akin at this point, especially such a shoddy written article, is only doing the left a favor to keep on linking the attacks to other Republicans.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 7:59:31 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: BerniesFriend

akin and stupak share the same delusional road to. He’ll


15 posted on 08/22/2012 8:01:04 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: centurion316

Akin is now a national hero for courage under witless criticism. He has emerged now as a hero to millions. He will be loved and revered for countless decades as Senator Akin and as a fearless Marine and American for life.
You folks that want to criticize his correct statement — do you want to kill the baby for that alleged “rape” in the back seat? Is that what you want?


16 posted on 08/22/2012 8:01:09 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: JediJones
>”If he loses this race, it will be the fault of party poobahs, not Todd Akin”<

If Akin had kept his ignorant mouth shut, the discussion would center around Obama’s failed Economy and Slow Joe's Circus Act. Now we may lose a slam dunk chance to pickup a Senate Seat and other Republicans Races are in jeopardy including getting control of the Senate. We may have to rename Akins “Mr. Obamacare”.

Mr. Akin is the only one responsible for his fate. What a Political novice this guy is. He is a hero in his own mind.

17 posted on 08/22/2012 8:04:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: JediJones

Women get pregnant all the time from rape. To pretend otherwise is being willfully stupid.

They also get Sexually transmitted diseases. I suppose some people think we should withhold treatment for that..

This fool (atkins) is single handily changing the dynamics of the race. The dems want to talk about anything other than the economy and this dope has given them an issue on a silver platter.

Just think of how much damage Obama will do in the next 4 years if reelected.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 8:06:14 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: JediJones

The stress these articles talk about is long term cumulative stress which can create anything from insomnia to coronaries. None of these articles states that acute immediately stressful situations shut down reproductive systems. And Akin’s implication is that in most cases a rape that results in pregnancy was not a traumatic rape i.e.an attack.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 8:08:10 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: desertfreedom765
This fool (atkins) is single handily changing the dynamics of the race.

WHY is Atkins interfering with Akin's race?! Somebody stop him!

20 posted on 08/22/2012 8:08:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: marygonzo

Akin’s biggest supporter is none other than Senator Clarie McCaskill. She loves him. You should feel proud to stand in that company. A company of morons. BTW, he is no champion of those who oppose the murder of the unborn, he is unwittingly advancing the cause of infanticide.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 8:09:55 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: JediJones
He was entirely correct to say that pregnancies in cases of forcible rape are rare.
Umm, that's not what he said.

Forcible legitimate

22 posted on 08/22/2012 8:15:03 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: PhxTM06

The defenders boggle the mind, no doubt. It’s far more than a gaffe - especially given the (unfair) broad brush the media paints with.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: BerniesFriend

Thanks akin you fool..when my children.. and yours as well, die waiting for basic medical services in the future..I hope you have a special place with satan...

Drama Queen

The gop wants Akins out, all conservatives out. What he said is no worse than some of the things Romney said. You think the dnc are not going to air commercials with romney saying does not care about poor or he doesn’t knowwhat it’s like being unemployed and having no money?

I’m happy to learn that after I speak you’re going to hear from Ann Coulter. That’s a good thing. I think it’s important to get the views of moderates.

I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.

I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.

I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed. (Mitt Romney’s net worth is over $200 million)

I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.

I love this state. The trees are the right height.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 8:16:40 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Linda Frances
The gop wants Akins out

Akins is out, having decided not to run this year.

25 posted on 08/22/2012 8:18:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: JediJones

So I guess Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Allen West are RINOs now


26 posted on 08/22/2012 8:20:50 PM PDT by Benjic
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To: dalebert
Akin will be use down the road as an explanation for why Romney lost (as Socons just don't bother showing up)

Sure that's part of McCaskill's advisor's plans.

She spent an awful lot of hard to find campaign donations on Akin's campaign. He didn't complain.

27 posted on 08/22/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JediJones

The Republican Establishment never wanted Akin, and will use this Press generated dustup to refuse him the support they never intended to give him anyway.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 8:22:11 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: desertfreedom765

They also get Sexually transmitted diseases

No they don’t! the magic uterus also protects against std’s


29 posted on 08/22/2012 8:25:10 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: centurion316

There is only one bigger supporter of Todd Akin than Senator Claire MCaskill, and that is Jedi-Jones.

Todd Akins is a monumental ignoramus, inarticulate, full of junk science, selfish and apparently too stupid to realize he will be soundly defeated and humiliated.

Senator Claire McCaskill spent $2 million to get this idiot the nomination and apparently the money was well spent. Todd is the only person on earth she could beat.


30 posted on 08/22/2012 8:26:31 PM PDT by daviscupper (.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Insane argument. The RNC and Rove’s group are the ones who’ve denied funding to Akin. His gaffe was not a big deal and would be forgotten in weeks if the campaign was allowed to proceed as normal without the GOP eating their own and throwing away the seat to the Dems. The GOP elites are trying their darnedest to lose this seat. Akin is fighting hard to win it.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 8:27:18 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: JediJones

the world has seen war babies produced by forcible rape for thousands of years most recently in the former Yugoslavia republic. Rape was at one time, an integral part of war as was pillaging and it’s purpose was to impregnate.


32 posted on 08/22/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Benjic
So I guess Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Allen West are RINOs now

Rush already admitted he carried the GOP's water in 2008 and held back giving his real opinions on McCain in order to help them win. Most of these prominent conservative talkers are in bed with the GOP establishment. I listen to Mike Gallagher and Steve Deace now, guys who refuse to compromise their principles or deny the truth just because the GOP establishment asks.

33 posted on 08/22/2012 8:30:50 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: marygonzo

Is that you Claire McCaskill?

“McCaskill: Damn These Conservatives Trying to Deny Todd Akin the Nomination He’s Earned”

http://minx.cc/?post=332087


34 posted on 08/22/2012 8:31:19 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will grow cancer in your body.)
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To: Bratch

When he said legitimate rape he meant not statuatory 19 yr old boyfriend and his 16 yr old girlfriend, or when a women falsely accuses someone.
Stats do show really low pregnancy rates when raped. High stress is also a reason many women who want to get pregnant can’t get pregnant. Of course many people just want to believe the liberal lies because he is a conservative or is it because he is a Christian? Note, this was published in 1999.

   
Rape Pregnancies Are Rare
John C. Willke, M.D.
Life Issues Connector, April 1999, Reprinted with permission
CLR NOTE: View the CLR statement dated August 21, 2012, on the Akin controversy by clicking here.
First, let’s define the term “rape.” When pro-lifers speak of rape pregnancies, we should commonly use the phrase “forcible rape” or “assault rape,” for that specifies what we’re talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape can be consensual, but we’re not addressing that here.
A relatively new category is “date rape.” For some reason this is supposed to be different, but, forcible rape is rape, regardless of whether it occurs on a date or behind the bushes. If a college woman is raped on a date, she should undergo a medical examination and treatment, just as she would in the aftermath of an assault rape. It is not a separate category.
Assault rape pregnancies are extremely rare. Most pro-lifers have heard this comment, but too often cannot back it up with facts. A candidate for office in the State of Arkansas made this comment before the last elections. He was roundly criticized and ridiculed by the opposing candidate and the media. Unfortunately, there was no evidence that he offered substantive proof to back up his claim that rape pregnancies were rare.
How many forcible rapes result in a pregnancy? The numbers claimed have ranged the entire spectrum of possibilities. Some feminists have claimed as high as 5 to 10 percent, which is absurd. One problem has been the lack of available studies and accurate statistics. Often women do not admit to having been raped. On the other hand, it has been known that women, pregnant from consensual intercourse, have later claimed rape. Is it possible to know the actual facts?
There have been some studies. In the statistical abstract of the US in 1989, there were 90,000 rapes reported in the United States. (Bureau of Census Table #283)
Another study was from the U.S. Justice Department, which surveyed 49,000 households annually between the years 1973-1987. In 1973, it reported 95,934 completed rapes. In 1987, the figure was 82,505. The study stated that only 53% were reported to police. Factoring this in, the totals were 181,000 rapes in 1973 and 155,000 in 1987. In August 1995, the US Justice Department, using a different study with different questions, returned a result of 170,000 completed rapes plus 140,000 attempted rapes.
There are approximately 100,000,000 females old enough to be at risk for rape in the United States. If we calculate on the basis of 100,000 rapes, that means that one woman in 1,000 is raped each year. If we calculate on the basis of 200,000 rapes, that means that one woman in 500 is raped each year.
Now for the important question. How many rape pregnancies are there? The answer is that, according to statistical reporting, there are no more than one or two pregnancies resultant from every 1,000 forcible rapes.
But, does it make sense? Let’s look, using the figure of 200,000 rapes each year.
Of the 200,000 women who were forcibly raped, one-third were either too old or too young to get pregnant. That leaves 133,000 at risk for pregnancy.
A woman is capable of being fertilized only 3 days (perhaps 5) out of a 30-day month. Multiply our figure of 133,000 by three tenths. Three days out of 30 is one out of ten, divide 133 by ten and we have 13,300 women remaining. If we use five days out of 30 it is one out of six. Divide one hundred and thirty three thousand by six and we have 22,166 remaining.
One-fourth of all women in the United States of childbearing age have been sterilized, so the remaining three-fourths come out to 10,000 (or 15,000).
Only half of assailants penetrate her body and/or deposit sperm in her vagina,1 so let’s cut the remaining figures in half. This gives us numbers of 5,000 (or 7,500).
Fifteen percent of men are sterile, that drops that figure to 4,250 (or 6,375).
Fifteen percent of non-surgically sterilized women are naturally sterile. That reduces the number to 3,600 (or 5,400).
Another fifteen percent are on the pill and/or already pregnant. That reduces the number to 3,070 (or 4,600).
Now factor in the fact that it takes 5-10 months for the average couple to achieve a pregnancy. Use the smaller figure of 5 months to be conservative and divide the avove figures by 5. The number drops to 600 (or 920).
In an average population, the miscarriage rate is about 15 percent. In this case we have incredible emotional trauma. Her body is upset. Even if she conceives, the miscarriage rate will be higher than in a more normal pregnancy. If 20 percent of raped women miscarry, the figure drops to 450 (or 740).
Finally, factor in what is certainly one of the most important reasons why a rape victim rarely gets pregnant, and that’s physical trauma. Every woman is aware that stress and emotional factors can alter her menstrual cycle. To get and stay pregnant a woman’s body must produce a very sophisticated mix of hormones. Hormone production is controlled by a part of the brain that is easily influenced by emotions. There’s no greater emotional trauma that can be experienced by a woman than an assault rape. This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy. So what further percentage reduction in pregnancy will this cause? No one knows, but this factor certainly cuts this last figure by at least 50 percent and probably more. If we use the 50 percent figure, we have a final figure of 225 (or 370) women pregnant each year. These numbers closely match the 200 that have been documented in clinical studies.
So assault rape pregnancy is extremely rare. If we use the figure of 200, it is 4 per state per year. Even if we use a figure of 500, we’re talking about only ten per state, per year. In the United States in one year, there are more than 6 million pregnancies. Roughly 3 million eventuate in live birth, 1.5 million are aborted and 500,000 miscarry. And so while each assault rape pregnancy is a tragedy for the mother (not for the baby, though), we can with confidence say that such pregnancies amount to a minuscule fraction of the total annual pregnancies in the United States. Further, less than half of assault rape pregnancies are aborted, even though that course of action tends to be vigorously pushed by those around the woman. 2,3
One final thought, Sandra Mahkorn, in two excellent studies, has asked such women what was their chief complaint? One might fully assume it was the fact that she was pregnant, but that is incorrect. Her chief complaint was how other people treated her. Such treatment ranged from negative, to simply getting little support from those around her. Even in a culture that offers little support and aggressively pushes abortion as a solution, fewer that half of such babies are killed by abortion. Think of how many fewer yet there would be if each pregnant victim of a rape were given the support, aid and tender loving care that she and her baby deserve.
Our goal is to offer truly compassionate care to the woman. That is what is best for both mother and child.
1 New England Journal of Medicine, A.N. Groth, Sexual DyFORBESSunction [sic] During Rape, Oct. 6, 1977, p.764-6
2 Mahkorn & Dolan, “Sexual Assault & Pregnancy.” In New Perspectives on Human Abortion, University Publisher of Amer., 1981, pp.182-199
3 Mahkorn, “Pregnancy & Sexual Assault.” In Psychological Aspects of Abortion, University Publishers of Amer., 1979, pp. 53-72
By J. C. Willke, MD,
reprinted with permission from 4/99 Life Issues Connector
Life Issues Institute
http://www.lifeissues.org
Article Shortcut: http://www.christianliferesources.com?5068


35 posted on 08/22/2012 8:32:17 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: JediJones

Tis the republicans fault for letting him get the nomination the way I see it. Sure, Claire gave money and swayed dem voters to vote for him but what happened to the all knowing Roves, RNC, RSC, etc? They should have seen this coming and pumped money into the candidate they wanted. Do they themselves not know how important a senate seat is?

He is now the candidate and nothing short of death or resignation will change it, so support him or give up. He can be reconstituted and it will take lots of money and an aggressive crew to do it.

Have been around FR for a few years and I have seen constant complaints about R’s that won’t fight, what a pussy, grow a pair. It is now put up or shut up time.

The R’s have done what they have done so well in the past and that is to eat their own.


36 posted on 08/22/2012 8:32:34 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: daviscupper
Todd Akins is a monumental ignoramus, inarticulate, full of junk science, selfish and apparently too stupid to realize he will be soundly defeated and humiliated.

FIXED

Mitt Romney is a monumental ignoramus, inarticulate, full of liberal opinions, selfish and apparently too stupid to realize he will be soundly defeated and humiliated.

Todd Akins is a staunch pro-life conservative with a great voting record and a huge lead over McCaskill before this accidental gaffe. Nothing's occurred here that he can't recover from, if his own party would accept his apology and give him a second chance.

37 posted on 08/22/2012 8:33:58 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: marygonzo
Hi Mary

“If a woman’s ovaries have already released an egg, she’s just as likely to get pregnant from a rape as she would be from a voluntary encounter,” Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told NBC News. “From the biological standpoint, a woman is at risk for pregnancy if she’s at a vulnerable point in her menstrual cycle when the rape occurs.”

Dr. Lauren Streicher, an assistant professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.... In response to Akin’s statement that “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down,” Streicher said, “You let me know if you find the doctor that knows how a uterus knows which sperm to ward off.”

"That is absolutely false," said Dr. George Attia, director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which counts 56,000 members, also called the remarks "medically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous."

"In a Tuesday interview with The Christian Post, Dr. Gene Rudd, an obstetrician-gynecologist who is also senior vice president of Christian Medical & Dental Associations, said there is no evidence that pregnancies are rare among rape victims. "I don't know where [Akins is] coming from, but what he said, there's no basis for it," Rudd explained.
Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/rape-pregnancies-not-rare-ob-gyn-says-80369/#UBwIimxuQsBAVBSg.99 "


“There are no words for this — it is just nuts,” said Michael Greene, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School." Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/20/3771226/doctors-dispute-akins-claim-but.html#storylink=cpy

Michael Weaver, an emergency medicine physician at St. Luke’s Hospital and medical director of the forensic care program at St. Luke’s Health System, said Akin was wrong. “To try to be able to say that anyone’s going to respond in a consistent pattern that’s going to limit their probability of becoming pregnant is ridiculous,” Weaver said.


38 posted on 08/22/2012 8:33:58 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: xkaydet65
And Akin’s implication is that in most cases a rape that results in pregnancy was not a traumatic rape i.e.an attack.

Those would be statutory rapes, the bread and butter of Planned Parenthood.

39 posted on 08/22/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JediJones

Do the Pro-Abort PhonyCons realize, that, if they keep whining about Akin not dropping out....the Pro-Life Conservative voters (already leery of Romney) will withhold their vote for Romney?

No Pro-Life Conservative is going to tolerate this continued attacks on Akin from the Pro-Abort wing of the party


40 posted on 08/22/2012 8:37:02 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: Linda Frances
LOL.....here comes down the Willke Kool-Aid drinkers, the guy who never did a single study to back up his claims which have been thoroughly discredited by those who actually did studies to support what they said. People are only discrediting themselves by relying on sources that are basically laughed at.

There's studies that show increased suicide rate and severe emotional trauma after women undergo an abortion...but hey, let's bring out the go-to-quack-doctor who didn't accomplish a single study in his entire career


41 posted on 08/22/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: Linda Frances
The gop wants Akins out, all conservatives out.

Even a broken clock can be right twice a day. EVERYBODY except the democrats and Joe Biden want Akins out!

42 posted on 08/22/2012 8:38:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Pretty sure Akin isn't the only pro-life Republican in Missouri. Ann Wagner or John Brunner could take over for him in a heart beat and neither have the baggage that he currently does. I feel like its inevitable that he's going to drop out and having someone like Brunner on deck would be tremendous.


43 posted on 08/22/2012 8:39:25 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: SeminoleCounty

I am pro-life and I want Akins out for the damage he has already done to the pro-life movement.


44 posted on 08/22/2012 8:40:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: JediJones

Bryan, what you don’t seem to understand is that the GOP is made up of cowards. They always cut and run in the face of criticism from the left. That is why the GOP can not be trusted in politics, war, or even a game of checkers. Members of that club would rather stab their own in the back than to stand up and fight for one of their own who screwed up. It would not matter if the GOP managed to get 70 seats in the Senate it will still find an excuse not to repeal Obamcare or reduce the size of government. How much longer are conservatives going to continue to fall victim to the GOP?


45 posted on 08/22/2012 8:41:00 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Jay Redhawk
you don’t seem to understand is that the GOP is made up of cowards.

Yes, they are. But the Akins fiasco is NOT a good example to use. Akins managed to get Joe Biden's stupidity off the front pages of the news cycle.

46 posted on 08/22/2012 8:43:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Benjic

So I guess Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Allen West are RINOs now


It was Sarah Palin who proposed a 3d party candidate to run against Akin. Not real conservative of Palin to basicaly help McCaskill get re-elected

As for Allen West...he will have to answer to the Pro-Life voters in his district. The Pro-Life Conservatives here in Florida are livid at the way Akin is being treated

As for Rush....you probably want to kick him off the air because of the Fluke comments. They sure did not help the GOP.


47 posted on 08/22/2012 8:44:19 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: PhxTM06

David Limbaugh is pro-life


48 posted on 08/22/2012 8:44:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: JediJones; All
His gaffe was not a big deal

It made international news. I suppose you think the moon landing was not a big deal either. Or maybe Clinton's finger wagging. That was just sex, not a big deal, let's move on. Same corrupt logic.

It was a huge deal. Yet, you and the demented dozen defenders of the indefensible have circled the wagons around Akin because you liked the pro-life "tune" he was playing.

Wake up! He is not irreplaceable! His continued presence jeopardizes the very values and agenda you and he claim to hold dear.

Akin's fighting hard for a fatter paycheck and power power. His actions tells us he's not fighting for the causes but something much less noble.

49 posted on 08/22/2012 8:44:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 74 days away.)
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To: tsowellfan

Who’s ‘Akins’?


50 posted on 08/22/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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