Skip to comments.American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Statement on Rape and Pregnancy
Posted on 08/23/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by hecht
Statement on Rape and Pregnancy
August 20, 2012
Washington, DC -- Recent remarks by a member of the US House of Representatives suggesting that women who are victims of legitimate rape rarely get pregnant are medically inaccurate, offensive, and dangerous.
Each year in the US, 10,00015,000 abortions occur among women whose pregnancies are a result of reported rape or incest. An unknown number of pregnancies resulting from rape are carried to term. There is absolutely no veracity to the claim that If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. A woman who is raped has no control over ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized egg (ie, pregnancy). To suggest otherwise contradicts basic biological truths.
Any person forced to submit to sexual intercourse against his or her will is the victim of rape, a heinous crime. There are no varying degrees of rape. To suggest otherwise is inaccurate and insulting and minimizes the serious physical and psychological repercussions for all victims of rape.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), a 501(c)(3) organization, is the nations leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of approximately 56,000 members, The College strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing womens health care. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a 501(c)(6) organization, is its companion organization. www.acog.org
A college professor once wrote on the chalk board for us to consider in class Never assume anything it only makes an ass/of u/ and/me Ass/u/me . If there were a whole lot of women who were going to vote for him but now cannot— WHY not.He made a stupid comment and has apologized several times for it. IF the incumbent now wins we ought not blame Akin but the “progressives” who have beguiled us into believing the LIE
fostered by the evil woman Margaret Sanger back when she introduced the bloody show as a means of ridding us of what she called “human weeds” unfit for her social circle.
So I guess your saying Akin should not have apologized and should have come out swinging that he spoke the truth .
Aren’t we overly defensive now? I said what I said nothing more nothing less.Akin appologized more than necessary -but never enough for the culture of death-for the silly women beguiled into believing the LIES of Margaret Sanger and her NAZI followers.