So, over the weekend Missouri (GOP) Representative Todd Akin declared that “legitimate rape” (whatever the
hel heck that means) does not caused pregnancy. This MDiv (Covenant Theological Seminary, PCA)
Akin, as he usually does, has found an ally with the Religious Way-Right, notably Bryan Fischer. There are groups out there attempting to use science (I guess the same science suggesting dinosaurs were put in the ground by the devil) to suggest that rapes alter the woman’s body so that pregnancy cannot occur. Now, this super-cool evolutionary trait doesn’t allows work. I guess the logic then, is that if a pregnancy does occur, then maybe it is not a rape?
You do not have to hold medical degrees to know that sexual intercourse does not always lead to pregnancy, consensual or not. But, this is not actually about real science, only science dictated by what religious groups want the bible to say (a book that says nothing about science, by the way).
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I have to wonder if the PCA and Aiken would impose the Deuteronomic rape clause upon rapists and their victims? (Not saying that Deuteronomy means that, by the way, but since these guys (where are the gals?) are literalists…