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"Rape Victims don't get Pregnant" states Republican.

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by ElizabethofYork, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Well-Known Member

    Republican Todd Akin (R-Mo.) justified his extreme opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.
    In an interview with KTVI-TV on Sunday, the GOP Senate nominee was asked if he supported abortion in the case of rape.
    "From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," said Akin said of pregnancy caused by rape. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/todd-akin-abortion-legitimate-rape_n_1807381.html

    :facepalm: Legitimate rape?
    How can this clown seriously be running forSenate?
     
  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    shut that whole thing down. [​IMG]
     
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  3. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    fucking hell
     
  4. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    What the fuck is legitimate rape for fuck's sake?!

    Also, bad fucking science much? Does he think sperm come with a label on them or something 'I am from a legitimate rape, please shut me down. Ta.'

    I despair, I utterly despair. :facepalm:
     
  5. Edie

    Edie Banned Banned

    urgh what a disgusting man.
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

  7. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff Billy Prior

    I barely have words. Ignorant. Misogynist. Wanker. How vile and hateful is that.
     
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  8. weepiper

    weepiper eb slootly non verbal

    Jesus Christ. Starting to think we should be running underground escape routes for women in the States.
     
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  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    From what I understand from doctors, in cases of legitimate shooting, the skin turns into kevlar.
     
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  10. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    What a totally ignorant arse!! Americans never fail to amaze me with their levels of ignorance :(
     
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  11. joustmaster

    joustmaster not a racist

    urgh, I hope he gets trapped in a house fire.
     
  12. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    The key part of the sentence...

    e2a: in that, he's misunderstood, if that wasn't clear :hmm:
     
  13. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Or that he...made it up!!!! and relied on a veneer of informed opinion to make it sound better.
     
  14. mentalchik

    mentalchik far too big for her boots

    what the fuck is a 'legitimate' rape ?
     
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  15. tommers

    tommers I did it!

    I wonder who the doctors are? He should improve his insurance.
     
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  16. marty21

    marty21 insidious agendas everywhere

    idiot - what more can you say - probably thinks there are Good rapes and bad rapes too
     
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  17. Greebo

    Greebo Free the Priceless One

    Doctors taking their gynaecological knowledge from the 17th century, when it was believed that unless a woman orgasmed, she couldn't get pregnant?
     
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  18. astral

    astral author unknown

    Legitimate rape - you know rape that is justified or made legal.

    Fucktard.
     
  19. 2hats

    2hats these hands were made for baking

    That's a Tussauds' waxwork dummy isn't it?
     
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  20. High Voltage

    High Voltage Save yourself. Kill them all.

    No, I think you'll find that most of the deaths from shooting are where the shootee wanted to be shot and a were quite happy with the outcome.

    Granted they often had to make their minds up quite quickly
     
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  21. Crispy

    Crispy Fond of drink and industry

    As opposed to an "alleged" or "made-up" rape.
     
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  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Unknown Member

    I'm presuming "legitimate" rape is rape that actually happened, rather than 'made-up' rape or rape within a marriage, which, according to some, is just about the same thing (can't be raped in a marriage, marital rights, blah blah blah).

    e2a: yeah, what Crispy said in a much better and more concise way :oops:
     
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  23. frogwoman

    frogwoman I welcome your experience

    In cases of legitimate stabbing the skin from the knife wound heals up instantly.
     
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  24. tufty79

    tufty79 Well-Known Member

    "As a state legislator, Akin voted in 1991 for an anti-marital-rape law, but only after questioning whether it might be misused “in a real messy divorce as a tool and a legal weapon to beat up on the husband,” according to a May 1 article that year in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch." (link)

    +1 points to him for voting in favour
    -1,000,000 points for him managing to still be a bell-end at the same time.
     
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  25. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    unfortunately not surprised by this sort of moronic bullshit coming from a politician
     
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  26. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    Sure you do.. you support the death penalty don't you??

    Cunt.
     
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  27. Das Uberdog

    Das Uberdog remembers the alamo

    in case of legitimate non-witch the body sinks to the bottom
     
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat merry catmas

    No.

    A waxwork dummy would have more sense...
     
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  29. 2hats

    2hats these hands were made for baking

    But that would be very helpful for a congressman who was prone to talking out of his arse.
     
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  30. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    It could be a self fulfilling prophecy. Get rid of legal abortion and for those who get pregnant after a rape it will be a back street job leading to yet more women left unable to conceive than happens with legal abortions.
     

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