Skip to comments.Akin Tries To Explain “Legitimate Rape” Comment, Speak With KMOX’s Charlie Brennan (9:20 Central)
Posted on 08/20/2012 7:07:41 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Romneys campaign after saying in an interview broadcast Sunday that womens bodies can prevent pregnancies in a legitimate rape and that conception is rare in such cases.
Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview on St. Louis television station KTVI if he would support abortions for women who have been raped.
It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, thats really rare, Akin said. If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down, Akin said of a rape victims chances of becoming pregnant.
Rep. Akin will be a guest on the Charlie Brennan show at 9:20 am Monday to speak about his comments.
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Not as bad as Clayton Williams rape joke, but likely to end in the same result.
Brennan now saying Akin may not appear.
But was it “Rape” rape?
Wow, talk about stupid... A sure fire win in the senate race is now in jepordy. Thanks man...
He should be replaced
Is that what he meant by "legitimate" rape?
He's done. Diarrhea of the mouth is a common politician ailment. However, extreme cases tend to be self-correcting.
Trying to justify an across-the-board abortion ban with a really ignorant, not to say stupid, argument.
The reason abortion should never be the answer is that in no case does the pre-born child have any say in the manner of his or her conception. That’s it. This guy set back the fight 50 years by his complete ignorance.
After he was caught in some crooked financial dealing, Democrats threw Torricelli out of his candidacy for Sen. from NJ at the last minute and put in Lautenberg, who remains in office to this sweet day.
Why can’t Republicans do the same in this case and put in Palin’s better choice that this nitwit? They need to do it today, or McCaskell will be Senator for the rest of her life.
The guy probably has a point, but the point is so Un-PC that it is not permitted to be spoken by the MSM. Feminists have long said that even reporting a rape is so traumatic that no woman would make a false rape claim. That was said by some for months of the Duke Rape Hoax.
But false rape claims are made and the term “date rape” was made up to try and claim “legitimate rape” in cases where both parties might have been intoxicated, or otherwise judgmentally impaired, so that “legitimate rape” could be claimed in very unclear circumstances (often after the fact, or regret realized after heads had cleared).
Pretty ham-handed of the candidate to walk into this obvious PC trap, and it will hurt him to some extent even though he had a legitimate, but highly Un-PC point.
Does he have to willingly step down or can they force him out? I’m guessing he won’t go willingly.
I agree and why not? Dems got rid of Toricelli for Lautenburg .......and it worked!
He made two mistakes. First, “legitimate rape”. I’m assuming what he means is that it is a legitimate rape “claim” as opposed to a pregnant woman saying “I was raped” with no other specifics in order to get an abortion where it would otherwise be illegal. Regarding the “shuts down” comment, I’ve never heard that from a legitimate source.
Almost as bad as Biden with this one.
What saddens me are Republicans now attacking Akin for telling the truth.
For decades, feminists have been telling us:
1) All marriage is rape
2) When a woman has consensual sex on a date, it is really rape
3) When a man takes pleasure in any way from a woman, it is rape.
Those things ARE NOT RAPE. "Legitimate" rape is non-consensual forcible sexual exploitation of another, usually violent.
How else are we to speak about reality, as opposed to the wasted superlatives of political correctness? If everything is rape, then nothing is.
I say Akin did nothing wrong.
Is it like ‘rape-rape’?..........
1) His statement was stupid
2) He should be replaced
3) His presence on the ticket hurts the GOP
Now, having said all that, I have to add that it seems to me he was actually making a valid point -- although being ridiculously clumsy about it.
The question put to him was an attempt to justify legal abortion -- after all, if a woman is raped and becomes pregnant (a Liberal would say) shouldn't we make sure that she could have an abortion??
Akin was trying to say that legalizing abortion on the pretext that millions of women are raped and impregnanted is just bad law-making. You don't use hard cases to design your laws.
Rape is bad, and pregnancies resulting from rape are very unfortunate. But I do not support abortion laws that take rape into consideration. Infanticide is always wrong. Killing the child of a criminal because of the father's crime is always wrong. I think Akin was trying to go in a sensible direction, but I think he expressed himself terribly. Now he will pay the price.
Get real. The guy doesn’t have a point.
Pregnancy is rare in cases of rape because DOCTORS handle the issue at the hospital if the woman comes in right after the rape by administering the morning-after pill, not because the body shuts down.
The pro-life movement is never going to win the argument in cases of rape with the American public, and this idiot set us back many years in our better arguments for banning abortions EXCEPT in cases of rape or incest
They need to act fast. Akin is now a national disaster and has reignited the "Republican War on Woman" talking point.
KMOX's host says Akin is a "no show" with his schedule having changed in light of the controversy. We can only hope that means the Party's giving him his walking papers.
In the primary John Brunner was second and Sarah Steelman third in a tight race.
McCaskill ran ads that helped Akin. It's self evident why.
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