Todd Akin, dangerous idiot on the right

Today on a TV interview, Missouri tea-party candidtate Todd Akin representative for the 2nd Missoui congressional district and Senate candidate in the upcoming election reaffirmed his stance on abortion. During the interview Representative Akin had this to say:

 

“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.”

So there you have it, legitimate rape victims don’t get pregnant because their bodies can shut the process down. Someone should have told the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who in a study in 1996 found that the national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0%. It doesn’t sound much but that’s an estimated 32,101 pregnancies a year. So if you are raped then you shouldn’t get pregnant and Rape isn’t a viable excuse for an abortion since if you were pregnant, you weren’t raped “legitimately.”

Recent Polls place Akin ahead of Claire McCaskill by 11 points, the people of Missouri need to listen, and listen good. Todd Akin is an idiot, more than that, because he’s a representative and member of the US Government he’s a dangerous idiot. He is against abortion in all cases, for stopping free school meals to some of the poorest in the US and is a follower of the most dangerous movement in recent US political history.
He has an A rating from the NRA and represents a state that has 4/100 on the Brady campaign, and caused controversy by claiming all liberals hate God.

There is already a full quota of crazy in congress. And the addition of Akin would benefit nobody, not at least the 32,000+ women in the next year who are in Akins view going to be illegitimately raped.

 

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