I found this and truly feel that if society realized exactly how they treat their victims, they would be ashamed of themselves. It’s akin to that governor who said rape victims rarely get pregnant from their assault.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, said he doesn’t support abortion even in cases of rape because victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape is] really rare,” Akin, who’s running to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill, told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
He continued, “But let‘s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something — you know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
A 1996 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology said approximately 32,000 pregnancies result from rape each year in the United States and that about 5 percent of rape victims are impregnated.
Good to know that he couldn’t give a rat’s behind weather or not the mother would capable of caring for the product of her rape or would be mentally fit to deal with two coinciding life changing events of which, neither were her choice. I’m so tired the judgement and the people who think they know better than you, what you should do in your situation. I’m not a fan of abortion. But I would definitely consider it, if I were raped.
I don’t think the blame game where the victim is persecuted is any more viable than the story above. I understand there are some sick people out there who will abuse the system, but we should not bruise the already battered in an attempt to ignore an injustice. The accused are innocent until proven guilty, why wouldn’t the victim be treated as a victim unless proven otherwise?
It’s Not Shocking That Republican Senate Nominee Thinks Women Can’t Get Pregnant From ‘Legitimate Rape’ (jezebel.com)
Rape victim reacts to Todd Akin
“No” means “Yes” and other stupid things
Todd Akin: ‘Legitimate’ rape victims don’t get pregnant (dailykos.com)
McCaskill’s new ad slams Akin on rape (voices.kansascity.com)
The Mysteries of The Female Organism (tbogg.firedoglake.com)