Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' and the Romney-Ryan war on women - VIDEO
By: Cahir O'Doherty | Published Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:16 AM | Updated Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:16 AM
Republican's war on women
Sometimes conservatives let the curtain drop and you can see what they really think about an issue. That happened this weekend with Congressman Todd Akin, the Representative from Missouri.
Akin agrees with Paul Ryan that abortion should be illegal in all cases, even when a woman is raped and becomes pregnant.
Women who have been "legitimately raped", said Akin, have mysterious ways of shutting down the process whereby they conceive.
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors (pregnancy from rape) is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," he said.
Call it voodoo, or call it female intuition, but a women knows when a baby should not be born and she refuses to allow herself to become pregnant, he inferred.
Akin is challenging Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, who I hope will shortly teach him a thing or two about reproductive biology and political campaigning.
Akin, by the way, sits on the House science committee, which explains why creationism and global-warming-denying are still such signature issues for the GOP.
It should be remembered that Akin and Ryan were the original co-sponsors of the extremist bill H.R. 3 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' which included language which changed the definition of 'rape' to 'forcible rape' until public outcry forced them to change it back.
Like Akin, Ryan is not only anti-choice, he has been against abortion in all cases. Mitt Romney has said he would get rid of Planned Parenthood. So the war on women is back in the headlines and it's about time.
Akin himself has no question about what should happen if a women becomes pregnant through rape or incest and he said so: 'I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.'
There you go ladies. If these are sentiments you can support then team Romney/Ryan are your men.