Maybe Some of Akin’s Loudoun Disciples Can Explain “Legitimate Rape” To Us Heathens
Religious warrior Congressman and now Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who has employed several top Loudoun County Republican Committee activists with close ties to Patrick Henry College, has made the news with talk of “legitimate rape” . From the linked article:
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
I wonder if legitimate rape may occur if the woman is in a nightie – we’ll need to check with Dick Black on that one. Guys like Akin and Black must really think women cry rape a lot – from the article – “Akin himself has suggested in the past that women may claim to be raped as a strategy during divorce proceedings.” From that linked article:
Akin’s past includes praising a militia group linked to anti-abortion extremism in the 1990s and voting against creating a sex-offender registry in 2005. Back in 1991, as a state legislator, Akin voted for an anti-marital-rape law, but only after questioning whether it might be misused “in a real messy divorce as a tool and a legal weapon to beat up on the husband,” according to a May 1 article that year in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via LexisNexis).
Akin and Black surely seem to be cut from the same cloth. These old guys really know a lot about women don’t they???