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    US Republican: Pregnancy from rape is 'really rare'

    US Rep: Pregnancy from rape is 'really rare' | The Jakarta Post

    US Rep: Pregnancy from rape is 'really rare'

    Associated Press, St. Louis | World | Mon, August 20 2012, 9:46 AM

    Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, said in a television interview that it is "really rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped.

    Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview that aired Sunday on St. Louis television station KTVI if there were any circumstances in which he would support a woman's decision to have an abortion.

    Akin, who has said he's Missouri's most conservative congressman, indicated there may be an exception to his stance against abortion. But, when asked if he supported abortions for women who have been raped, Akin said: "It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that's really rare."

    "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," Akin said of a rape victim's chances of becoming pregnant.

    He also said he would prefer that punishment for rape be focused on the rapist and not "attacking the child."

    Akin was interviewed on KTVI's "The Jaco Report," and also talked about numerous campaign issues, such as voter ID laws, the economy and Medicare. KTVI said the interview was conducted earlier in the week.

    Akin spokesman Steve Taylor declined to comment Sunday, saying he had not yet seen the interview. The video has been posted on the station's website.

    McCaskill, who is seeking a second term, said in an emailed statement Sunday that she found the comments "offensive."

    "It is beyond comprehension that someone can be so ignorant about the emotional and physical trauma brought on by rape," McCaskill said. "The ideas that Todd Akin has expressed about the serious crime of rape and the impact on its victims are offensive."

    McCaskill also quickly took to Twitter to decry Akin's comments, saying that "As a woman & former prosecutor who handled 100s of rape cases, I'm stunned by Rep Akin's comments about victims this AM."

    This month, Akin won the state's Republican U.S. Senate primary by a comfortable margin of victory. During the primary, Akin enhanced his standing with TV ads in which former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee praised him as "a courageous conservative" and "a Bible-based Christian" who "supports traditional marriage" and "defends the unborn."

    Akin, a former state lawmaker who first won election to the U.S. House in 2000, also has a long-established base among evangelical Christians, and was endorsed in the primary by more than 100 pastors.

    Within hours of Akin's win, McCaskill had cast him as a conservative extremist who would jeopardize seniors' health care and retirement savings while putting college out of reach for all but the rich.

    Akin countered by portraying McCaskill — one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the nation — as a budget-busting, tax-hiking, big-spending liberal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, said in a television interview that it is "really rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped.
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    OBJECTIVE: We attempted to determine the national rape-related pregnancy rate and provide descriptive characteristics of pregnancies that result from rape. STUDY DESIGN: A national probability sample of 4008 adult American women took part in a 3-year longitudinal survey that assessed the prevalence and incidence of rape and related physical and mental health outcomes. RESULTS: The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45); among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. Among 34 cases of rape-related pregnancy, the majority occurred among adolescents and resulted from assault by a known, often related perpetrator. Only 11.7% of these victims received immediate medical attention after the assault, and 47.1% received no medical attention related to the rape. A total 32.4% of these victims did not discover they were pregnant until they had already entered the second trimester; 32.2% opted to keep the infant whereas 50% underwent abortion and 5.9% placed the infant for adoption; an additional 11.8% had spontaneous abortion. CONCLUSIONS: Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency. It is a cause of many unwanted pregnancies and is closely linked with family and domestic violence. As we address the epidemic of unintended pregnancies in the United States, greater attention and effort should be aimed at preventing and identifying unwanted pregnancies that result from sexual victimization. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;175:320-5.): Elsevier

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    Akin countered by portraying McCaskill — one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the nation
    “Akin, you utter moron,” wrote Facebook user Michael Mendis. “This was supposed to be a winnable seat for us. Now you’ve blown it. You’re going to be trying to explain away this comment all the way to November, and it won’t do you any good. Step down now and let someone else have the Republican nomination.”: Missouri Rep. Todd Akin says he 'misspoke' on rape and pregnancy - latimes.com

    does it surprise anyone that this asshole (Akin) is a republican?
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Yet another American politician who's a fucking moron - big shocker.

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    Freddie Krueger- the bastard son of a thousand maniacs.

    Lock a Catholic Nun in an asylum with a Teabagger convention, and that's what you will end up with. Tomorrows republican faithful.




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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth
    does it surprise anyone that this asshole (Akin) is a republican?
    The important thing is that he remembered to blame the media for reporting exactly what he said:

    "But I also believe that this election is about a wide range of very important issues, starting with the economy and the type of country we will be leaving our children and grandchildren. We've had 42 straight months of unacceptably high unemployment, trillion-dollar deficits, and Democratic leaders in Washington who are focused on growing government, instead of jobs. That is my primary focus in this campaign and while there are those who want to distract from that, knowing they cannot defend the Democrats' failed economic record of the last four years, that will continue to be my focus in the months ahead."

    The party of personal responsibility!

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    Akin, who has said he's Missouri's most conservative congressman,
    If he wants that crown, he's going to have to try harder than "legitimate rape". Something about painted harlots and Jezebels who will face the wrath of the Lord would probably be a better bet.

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    Someone smack him to the ground and shove a dry carrot up his ass a dozen times. He'll sing a different tune then.
    Or better still, get a big and very black gay bro to have a bit of fun with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Akin, a six-term congressman
    That means that asshole has won 6 elections. One every two years. Jesus wept.

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    For sure a stupid discussion for a politician to enter, but I thought rape was about power and control and all that. I'm sure I've read somewhere that it's common for rapists to not even ejaculate. Checking .......

    Eighty-five percent of victims know their attackers and the defense is focused on consent, not whether the act occurred.

    ... there's a good chance a majority will be rejected for testing because studies have long shown that many rapists do not ejaculate.
    Most Rape Cases Are About Consent, Not DNA | Womens eNews


    Wiki sez:
    A longitudinal study in the United States of over 4000 women followed for 3 years found that the national rape related pregnancy rate was 5.0% per rape among victims aged 12–45 years...
    Is a 5% occurrence rare?
    Never mind.
    Every rape victim has triplets within 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate
    is a first class twat .

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    I heard that in order to reduce the stigma of rape they're going to reclassify it as 'surprise sex' so instead of having to say "I was raped" women will be able to simply say "I had surprise sex".

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Akin, a six-term congressman
    That means that asshole has won 6 elections. One every two years. Jesus wept.
    I don't believe Jesus has any such role.
    Re-elected 6 times = his constituency that finds him fit.
    Dumbing down and conditioning comes easy throughout the American democratic way.

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    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.
    Provocative clothing.
    You know she wanted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Yet another American politician who's a fucking moron - big shocker.
    No he is right.

    The Baby killers claim to fame has long been " what if a girl was raped ?" "blah blah blah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Freddie Krueger- the bastard son of a thousand maniacs.

    Lock a Catholic Nun in an asylum with a Teabagger convention, and that's what you will end up with. Tomorrows republican faithful.




    He's not alone, praise de Lawd.

    Hitler and Mao and Pol Pot were atheists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.
    and you were one of the posters falling over your emotions about that 2 month old vegetable kid that got her throat cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post

    Hitler and Mao and Pol Pot were atheists.
    Says who?
    All three were quite spiritual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.
    and you were one of the posters falling over your emotions about that 2 month old vegetable kid that got her throat cut.
    Holy shit you really ARE an idiot. Fucking hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post

    Hitler and Mao and Pol Pot were atheists.
    Says who?
    All three were quite spiritual.
    says facts

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    Todd is one hardline religious right dude-

    Well, I think NBC has a long record of being very liberal, and at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.... This is a systematic effort to try to separate our faith and God, which is a source in our belief in individual liberties, from our country. And when you do that you tear the heart out of our country.

    ... Akin is an outspoken opponent of abortion in all cases, including health reasons or in cases of rape or incest. He opposes embryonic stem cell research, is a supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, and is generally opposed to increases in taxation and spending. As a U.S. Representative, he has continued to support these views, earning a 96% rating from the American Conservative Union in 2008, and 100% in 2007. Akin has an A rating from the National Rifle Association.

    Todd Akin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Guns n God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.
    and you were one of the posters falling over your emotions about that 2 month old vegetable kid that got her throat cut.
    Holy shit you really ARE an idiout. Fucking hell.
    would you perform abortions if you happend to be a doctor ?

    If so then you are a sick twisted fuck. Getting caught up in the feminist/socialist/polictically correct bullshit is one thing, but standing up for abortions is fucked.

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    What the hell is legitimate rape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    What the hell is legitimate rape?
    It refers to a rape where there is ample evidence that the woman is not making up a story. Which seems to be quite rare. Just ask Dominic Strauss Kahn or live bryant

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.
    and you were one of the posters falling over your emotions about that 2 month old vegetable kid that got her throat cut.
    Holy shit you really ARE an idiout. Fucking hell.
    would you perform abortions if you happend to be a doctor ?

    If so then you are a sick twisted fuck. Getting caught up in the feminist/socialist/polictically correct bullshit is one thing, but standing up for abortions is fucked.
    But WHAT THE FUCK has that got to do with this?
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    The next step in that "reasoning" would be: If she got pregnant, it was not rape, she wanted it. Otherwise she would not get pregnant.
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