Figured you might appreciate this introspective article — something beyond the hysteria.
Interesting spin. Townhalls Jefferies is flipping the answer Akin never gave but should have while the question and the belief that Akin’ holds on conception still stands.
Naww the party should go after the guy bringing up the McCaskall connection to his primary and that half baked idea on when conception occurs. If it doesn’t it’s not a cohearent political unit.
We need to get this back on message! The fact is that CLAIRE MCCASKILL is the extremist NOT TODD AKIN. She AND HER PARTY believe it is 100% ACCEPTABLE to kill babies as in the picture above. Barack Obama's statements on the Illinois' Born Alive Infant Protection Act should tell you everything you need to know about who is an "extremist" and who is not! Claire McCaskill has her lips surgically attached to Obama's rear-end!
Todd Akin has his beliefs regarding rape that he developed through his contacts/education in his life. On the other hand Claire McCaskill's extremist beliefs and party position are costing human lives every day!
Even if one agrees with every word in the article, Akin still committed political suicide. More babies will die because of his words than if he had kept his mouth shut. He gave aid and comfort to baby killers.
By the time one has decided to run as a serious candidate for U.S. Senate one should already have a politically palatible and morally correct response to questions about abortion and rape that are intellectually consistent with one’s other positions. It is one of liberals huge gotcha questions. Instead, he offered inane incoherence. No good.
And, there should be no excuse allowed for killing babies. That too should be punished with the death penalty.
I’m very pro-life.
BUT, if a woman opts to murder her innocent unborn baby (in the 1st trimester), let it be on her hands. SHE will be the one to face her Creator and explain.
Just don’t use tax dollars to do it and it should be considered murder when the baby is viable outside of the womb.
He thinks rapists should be punished. What a brave stick your neck out stand that is.
In fact the reason we make a distinction in the law between rape and any other assault is that rape comes with the possibility of pregnancy. And being force to carry and raise a strange thugs baby is 10,000X worse then being punched in the nose.
This close to the election they should be giving nothing but non plus answers on this issue and a few others.
Economy, Economy, Economy....
“Which babies should get the death sentence?”
The ones who present an imminent threat to the financial and social well-being of Progressive macho-men.
Congressman Akin attended many March for Life rallies against Roe v Wade. What is so odd and “politically incorrect” when Nellie Gray, Founder of The March for Life, always stood by First Principles
“that every life, born and preborn, aged and young, must be cherished and protected. No exception! No compromise!”
Nellie Gray, Pro-Life Hero - 1924-2012
Nellie Gray, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, passed away over the weekend at the age of 88. Nellie was a native of Big Spring, Texas. She served in World War II in the Womens Army Corps. Nellies education included an undergraduate business degree, a master degree in economics, and ultimately a law degree from Georgetown Law Center. Nellie worked for more than twenty years for the U.S. Government in the Departments of State and Labor. After retiring from her federal career, Nellie played a key role in founding the March for Life in 1974, the peaceful prolife demonstration against abortion held every year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. She soon emerged as the leader of the annual event, and as an outspoken, eloquent advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society, the preborn.
In addition to her heroic work for the March for Life, Nellie will be most remembered for her passionate stance that every life, born and preborn, aged and young, must be cherished and protected. No exception! No compromise!
Until the very last moment of her life, Nellie pressed for unity in the prolife movement. She firmly believed that not a single preborn life should be sacrificed for any reason, and urged all prolife organizations to adopt the March for Lifes signature statement, the Life Principles, as the guiding light for all participants in the noble cause to which she devoted her life.
Nellie has been a giant in the pro-life movement. As we approach the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Board of Directors will continue to honor Nellies memory by doing everything possible to protect every preborn human person, and to bring to an end the scourge of abortion in the United States.
“A nation that kills its own children is nation without hope. Pope John Paul II
Anyone know the actual numbers on pregnancy resulting from forcible rape?
I've seen estimates from 0.5% (1 in 200) to 5.0% (1 in 20).
Pregnancy for consensual, unprotected sex is around 1 chance in 20, or, 5.0%.
I'll guess that most rape victims are of child bearing age and have a reasonably high rate of birth control use.
Any links to serious data would be appreciated.
I also wonder if - legally - a criminal prosecutor, or a defense attorney, are allowed to inform the jury that a victim has become pregnant?
I cannot recall ever hearing this issue discussed.
In fact, I cannot recall ever hearing the subject of pregnancy discussed in a rape trial.
It seems like it could cut both ways with a jury.
Staunch pro-lifers might feel prejudice against the rape victim if she aborted the child before trial.
Or, staunch pro-choice jurors might feel prejudice against the defendant for adding a cruel insult to his already cruel injury.
Meanwhile, everything he said is TRUE, and the only way to dodge what he said is to NITPICK one word.