Skip to comments.Oh my: Missouri GOP Senate nominee says victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant
Posted on 08/19/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
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On both sides of the aisle, the American political class is increasingly composed of people too stupid to make it in private industry
Dueling Banjos played by the Dems & Pub “leadership”
Obviously,the tard on the bridge is the dem.
[candidate Romney] Well, as we've told everyone numerous times, we are not addressing social issues in this campaign.
Romney will have to figure out how to drop Aiken ~ Bwahahahahahhahahaaahhhahahahahaa
The propensity Republican polls have for crapping in their own fox holes never ceases to amaze me. It has not been two weeks since the election and now this...
Women shouldn't discuss their ages, and men shouldn't discuss rape...IMO.
Nevertheless, rape has been used as a tool of war and of occupation-by-assimilation since time immemorial. Many women do get pregnant via rape; and it is a vicious, permanently life-altering crime that should not be discounted even if the numbers are low. When things were sane, it was punishable by death.
Stupid comment, probably means liberal stooge Claire McCaskill retains her seat.
Is this really the best we could do in Missouri?
Aikin’s been a busy guy shooting himself in the foot. He came out against subsidized school lunches and also called student loans a cancer. McCaskell said she wanted to run against him and it’s obvious why she did. Aikin is about the only person out there who can make Joe Biden look good in the public speaking arena.
What does any MAN know about legitimate rape??
No WOMAN should be discussing politics. Get me a sandwich.
“What does any MAN know about legitimate rape?? They should try it some time.”
Why not ask any man who has spent some time in our jails or prisons.
So are you saying that because of this statement we should abort him???
We’ve got an economy in the crapper. That’s what voters want to hear about.
The words “legitimate” and “rape” do not belong together. There is s3x (legitimate) and rape, which is NEVER legitimate. What was that dufus thinking? Unless he/she was misquoted he/she deserves to lose.
I would have a hard time voting for somebody this stupid.
Perhaps others won't be as disinclined as you. You never know.
How very unPC of him! Hang him form the nearest tree.
Who’s on deck?
What does that mean?
While I have never heard the two terms together like that. Would "legitimate rape" mean a "rape", as opposed to someone who cries "rape" after what was really consensual sex???
I’m plenty tough, you’re just being a professional clown. Big feet and all.
Romney isn’t being replaced. And Akin won’t either.
Hey, the scoop on Paul Ryan is that he “supported stimulus”...you gonna buy that bill of goods, too?
I’ll say it again—get a life. Akin is better than McCaskill and Romney is better than Obamugabe.
Some people just can’t get over wanting to be in second place all the time.
Very true. But instead they're hearing about all the dumb things Aikin says. Hell, he's providing most of the copy for McCaskell's campaign commercials. Any message he has is drowned out by his verbal blunders. One would hope he gets his act together before it's too late.
From the group ‘Physicians for Life’
Assault Rape Pregnancies Are Rare
First, let’s define the term “rape”. We should use the phrase “forced rape” or “assault rape” for that specifies what we’re talking about. Rape can also be statutory. Depending upon your state law, statutory rape is intercourse with a girl under a certain age, often 16. Statutory rape can be consensual, but it is still statutory rape.
Another category is “date rape”. For some reason, this is supposed to be different, but, forced rape is still rape, regardless of whether it occurs on a date or behind the bushes. If a college woman is raped on a date, she should report it to the police and pursue charges. Further, 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...How many forced rapes result in a pregnancy?...There have been some studies. In a statistical abstract of the U.S. in 1989, there were 90,000 rapes reported in the United States. [Bureau of Census Table #283]
Another study from the US Justice Department, 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 (210,000).
There are approximately 100,000,000 females old enough to be at risk for rape in the U.S. 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.
So, 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 1000 forced rapes.
Does that make sense? Using the figure of 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 3-6 days of a 30-day month. Multiply our figure of 133,000 by by 0.3. Three days of 30 reduces to 1 of 10. Divide 133,000 by 10, and we have 13,300 women remaining. If we use 5 days of 30, then we have 1 of 6. Divide 133,000 by 6 and there are 22,166 women remaining.
One-fourth of all women in the U.S. of childbearing age have been sterilized, so the remaining three-fourths comes to 10,000 (or 15,000).
Only half of assailants penetrate her body and/or deposit sperm in her vagina1, so cut the remaining figures in half. This leaves 5,000 (or 7,500).
Fifteen percent of men are sterile, which drops that figure to 4,250 (or 6,375).
Another 15% of women are on the pill 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 above figures by 5. The number now drops to 600 (or 920).
In an average population, the miscarriage rate is about 15%. 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% 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 psychic 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, and implantation.
What further percentage reduction in pregnancy will this cause? No one knows. but this factor may well cut this last figure by at least 50%, which would make the final figure 225 (or 370) women pregnant each year from forced rape. 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 10 rape pregnancies per state, per year.
In the U.S. 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. While each assault rape pregnancy is a tragedy for the mother (not for the baby, though), such pregnancies amount to a small fraction of the total annual U.S. pregnancies. 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
1 New England Journal of Medicine, A.N. Groth, Sexual Dysfunction During Rape, 6Oct1977, p.764-766.
2.Mahkorn & Dolan, “Sexual Assault & Pregnancy”, New Perspectives on Human Abortion, University Publisher of America, 1981, pp. 182-199.
3 Mahkorn, “Pregnancy & Sexual Assault,” Psychological Aspects of Abortion, University Publishers of America, 1979, pp., 53-72.
[J.C. Willke, M.D., Life Issues Connector, 4/1999]
you would know.
A little Googling finds “the adult pregnancy rate associated with rape is estimated to be 4.7%.” Another study by an M.D. suggests that the physical trauma associated with rape would make conception less likely.
In terms of what “legitimate rape” means, only Todd Can explain that. I’m sure he would agree it was not the best choice of words since it is confusing. He could be comparing to statutory rape (which is not necessarily a physically violent act) or to a false accusation of rape. What he most likely meant to say was “violent rape” because that is the kind that would result in direct emotional and physical trauma that some doctors seem to say impedes the hormonal balance that helps cause a pregnancy.
I don’t believe in attacking Todd for one gaffe when he qualified his statement, did not say it was an absolute fact 100% of the time, and his ultimate point was a truthful, spiritual one. The child resulting from a rape is innocent and should not be punished with the termination of his or her life.
"Akin failed a soundbite. McCaskill helped tank the economy. If you think his bad is worse, join the left."
Your wording would make sense. Maybe the wording should have been "actual" or "true," not "legitimate." Legitimate makes it sound "legal."
I think sometimes that Todd Aiken is a little naive in some of what he says because he has been a Congressman in a pretty safe district for a decade. But he better get up to speed quickly.
Was the politician discrediting the wounds of rape? Like it was no big deal? I don’t have my hearing, so I couldn’t pick up on the video. Isn’t it possible he just made a horrible error regarding word usage? Seems he would set the record straight soon.
More stuff from the left. They don’t think like the rest of us.
Just what it says. Any problems occurring during pregnancy can be addressed by modern medicine. They can even perform surgery now on the fetus inside womb. If disease is contracted by the victim along with the fetus, there are medical solutions available. If victim’s life is threatened by the pregnancy, her life can be saved before it is too late.
The man makes several good points in that short clip.
Too bad we FReepers are too smart to hear them.
There is that gray area of "date rape", which is sometimes when a college girl wearing no underwear and fake boobs in a skimpy top gets blasted, passes out in a frat boy's bed, and cries rape the next day to avoid losing her allowance from Daddy.
If he had said stastically rape results in very few pregnancies it would have been factually true. Maybe that is what he meant to say.
He needs to spin this as hard as he can. An unfortunate choice of words. The voters of Missouri will have to decide if he is an idiot or not.
Why, oh WHY do these people get off message and say such stupid sh*t?????
Akin just killed the GOP`s chances of taking that seat from McCaskill.. and very likely with it, any hope of taking the Senate majority back from the dems. There are many fine Americans with backing from the Tea Party, but THIS is what voters will remember in less than three months.
He is not stupid, he used factual information that apparently a lot of people will refuse to hear or believe. I am embarrassed at Freepers acting like ignorant Democrats.
nully very quietly tip-toeing away...
Dumbass, yes. But he was referencing that many 'claims' of rape are made to justify abortion when, in fact, the pregnancy was the result of consensual relations. But, it was a stupid thing to say, especially in this silly season. Kind of a macaca move.
The article claims there are only about 200 pregnancies resulting from assault rape each year. That is less than I had assumed. Interesting info.
That's not "date rape" that's solicitation...on her part.
Just checking, noob. Perhaps you could have said. “Problems during pregnancy.
Uh, prolifers generally call it an unborn baby or child. Fetus is a dehumanizing term always used by the pro-aborts
What a moron
“Would you rather that he evaded answering the question?”
Obviously in this case... YES!!!
Are you saying she asked for it, it never happened, or what in that “date” rape example you posted?
Oh, even though this guy apparently has NO clue just how stupid his words are, I will still vote for him over the nursing home queen. Claire is as ruthless as the reader of that teleprompter in the oval office.
I did NOT vote for him in the primary, but, I want Clarie to go back to tending her nursing home empire.
“Is it OK to ask what legitimate rape is ???”
Well, a lawyer working at Osan AB in Korea told me almost all the ‘rape’ cases he dealt with were women getting drunk and sleeping with a guy at the end of a date, and then deciding a few days later it was ‘rape’.
If a girl goes out with a guy, has a date, takes him back to her apartment, is roaring drunk, sleeps with him and no one nearby hears any protest and there is no sign of force - is it rape? Do women “never lie about these things”?
Sometimes, even a good candidate may shoot his own foot and lose. It might be the case here. There’s a reason he’s the chosen candidate by the Dhims.
If he said this, he deserves to lose!