Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

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Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by Harbin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:51 pm

Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by Lucidlemondrop » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:20 am

"In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year," he said.
Democrats have repeatedly attacked Republicans this year on women's issues, claiming that Mitt Romney and his congressional allies are waging a "war on women" by seeking to curb abortion rights.


Thousands?

Dude needs to do some homework.

Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by 99socks » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:28 pm

He's only sorry that he got caught by the backlash.

I wish more politicians wouldn't be afraid to speak their minds. It would help us to really understand their views and who we are voting for.

Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by -Marduk- » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:19 pm

willease666 wrote:Rep. Todd Akin Apologizes but Won't Abandon Race
Missouri Rep. Todd Akin apologized Monday for his televised comments that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation, but he refused to heed calls to abandon his bid for the Senate. (Aug. 20)


A "legitimate rape" situation?????

WTF does that supposed to mean?

Are there unreasonable rape situations too in the US?

lol?

Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by *WillEase* » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:07 pm

Rep. Todd Akin Apologizes but Won't Abandon Race

Published on Aug 20, 2012 by AssociatedPress

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin apologized Monday for his televised comments that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation, but he refused to heed calls to abandon his bid for the Senate. (Aug. 20)


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Re: congressman says 'legitimate rape' does not cause pregna

Post by Noentry » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:57 am

Sorry will :bang;

Merge please

Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by TheDuck » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:55 am

Perhaps he'd been smoking crack that day lol

Re: congressman says 'legitimate rape' does not cause pregna

Post by *WillEase* » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:52 am

congressman says 'legitimate rape' does not cause pregnancy

Post by Noentry » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 am

Republican congressman says 'legitimate rape' does not cause pregnancy.


A Republican congressman has sparked fury by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.

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Representative Todd Akin, a Missouri congressman who is also his party's nominee for the US Senate, said that "from what I understand from doctors" women's bodies naturally reject pregnancies that result from rape.
The six-term representative made the comments as he argued that abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape or incest.
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare," Mr Akin told a local television channel. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

"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."
Mr Akin's comments may damages his chances of defeating the incumbent Democrat senator Claire McCaskill, who is a vulnerable target for Republicans in November's elections.
Mrs McCaskill seized on the remarks, tweeting: "As a woman & former prosecutor who handled 100s of rape cases, I'm stunned by Rep Akin's comments about victims this AM."
In the face of a widespread backlash on the internet, Mr Akin hastily released a statement claiming that he had "misspoke".
"In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year," he said.
Democrats have repeatedly attacked Republicans this year on women's issues, claiming that Mitt Romney and his congressional allies are waging a "war on women" by seeking to curb abortion rights.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... nancy.html


:shock:

I wonder if this is true.
And is this a good enough reason not to have abortions?

For me most definitely. NO

Re: Akin Says He 'Misspoke' About Rape in Interview

Post by Lucidlemondrop » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:17 am

I saw that on the local news tonight.

Who voted for that dick wad anyway?

Miss spoke my arse. He spoke what he meant to say and got caught up.

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