Friday, April 26, 2013
Todd Akin's Words
* Give me a break!!!!!! Republican Todd Akin, failed senatorial candidate, is trying to undo the damage his comments and votes did to women's reproductive freedom. As a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Akin voted repeatedly, along with Paul Ryan, to interfere in a woman's gynecological medical care. He cannot undo those actions or his words, no matter how much he begs.
Republican Todd Akin said he regrets his comments about "legitimate rape," nearly six months after the controversial remarks derailed his bid for the U.S. Senate in Missouri.
When asked by KDSK-TV if he would take back his much-derided comments, the former congressman said, "Oh, of course I would. I've relived them too many times. But that is not reality."
The story of Akin's downfall is well known: The conservative lawmaker said in a TV interview last summer that he believes pregnancy can be prevented by a woman involved in a "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Really? Unfortunately, Todd Akin's ignorance and demeaning comments about women and rape won't go away. Todd Akin revealed his lack of education, insensitivity, and right wing religious fervor that diminishes the rights of women. Despite his wish that he could take back what he said, it just can't be done.