Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What is an illegitimate rape?

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” ~ Missouri Rep. Todd Akin

"In other words, the Congressman seemed to suggest, a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant by rape depends on her intent. If she truly does not want to have intercourse, her body would “shut down” a pregnancy. And, by logical extension, if she gets pregnant, then she must not have been raped."  Time reporter, Alice Park

And he is on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology? Yikes.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/21/legitimate-rape-todd-akin-and-other-politicians-who-confuse-science/#intro#ixzz24F1DfnX2

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