Sunday, August 19, 2012

Todd Akin: Idiot

*** Republican Todd Akin doesn't know much about medicine, or the law.


Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, claimed in a TV interview this weekend that women who are ‘legitimate’ victims of rape do not get pregnant because their bodies somehow prevent that from happening.

As first reported by TPM, Akin, in an interview with local station KTVI-TV, was defending his staunch anti-abortion stance. When asked if that view applied to extreme instances such as rape—a case some abortion opponents consider an acceptable exception to their otherwise firm opposition—Akin held his ground.

“People always try to make that one of those things, ‘Oh, how do you slice this particularly tough sort of ethical question,” Akin said. “It seems to me, first of all, what I understand from doctors is that’s really where—if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Really?  Todd Akin is a freakin' moron! Todd Akin is questioning if someone is a victim of a "legitimate" rape.  How dare he question a rape victim!  Is this where Republicans are going next?  Besides getting in the way of our personal exams with our physicians, and our reproductive decisions, now Republicans want to raise suspicions about rape victims?   

Todd Akin also said that "....from what I understand from doctor's.....if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down...."  Does he understand how women get pregnant? His statement  about how only "legitimate" rapes do not lead to pregnancy is ridiculous.  Did he really get that info from doctors?  We want to know the names of those doctors so that we can work on taking away their license to practice medicine.

Todd Akin is an idiot.