Hee’s something I didn’t know.
According to Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, women who are victims of legitimate rape rarely become pregnant because (some doctor friends have told him) women have natural biological defenses to prevent pregnancy
Hhmmm, ‘Legitimate’ rape?
Is Todd suggesting some rapes are permissible?
Or does he mean ‘legitimate’ in the sense of ‘real’ rapes as opposed to false accusations of rape?
Should not the interviewer . . .have sought some clarification as to what Todd meant by ‘legitimate’ rape?
These ‘natural’ defenses against a rapists semen – where is the evidence on which this claim is based? Should not the interviewer have pressed Todd to back up this claim with some solid evidence ?
According to the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ‘an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year’. It would seem, these 32,101 women are lying about being raped. How else to explain their pregnancy if Todd is right about the female body having a natural defense against being impregnated by a rapist ?
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