Rep. Todd Akin (GOP) – ‘Legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy

“People always want to make it into one of those things — well, how do you slice this particularly tough ethical question,” Akin said in an interview on KTVI-TV, video of which was circulated by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge.

“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,” Akin said.

via Missouri Republican: ‘Legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy – First Read.

I heard on talk radio, maybe Morning Joe, a few weeks ago, that the Democratic Senator (incumbent) will not win her race… the Republican candidate will have to lose it.

And there you go…

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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