What is an illegitimate rape? This is jaw-droppingly ignorant.
What is so frightening about a politician who believes that unborn human life is sacred? Is that such an extreme position? At least half of this country believes the same thing. He might not have stated his beliefs in the correct way, but thisemotional reaction by the left is totally overblown.
I don't believe what he said demeans victims of rape, he is just stating a medical theory (maybe not a correct one, but onethat he believes is true). How exactly is that demeaning? And considering that 2-4% of rapes result in pregnancy, I wouldsay it is pretty rare that a rape leads to pregnancy.
And if you are upset by the word "legitimate", well obviously that was an extremely poor choice of words to convey what hewas trying to say. But his intent was not to demean victims of rape, it was to point out that rape should not be used as themain issue to frame the abortion debate since so few pregnancy result from rape.
But regardless, some Republicans are calling for him to step down as the nominee and I agree. We don't need thisdistraction (and that is exactly what the left wants) to take away from the real issues that are at stake with this election andwe need to keep the focus on the economy, jobs, and our debt.
Yes, the headline is a deliberate misrepresentation of what Akin said. It is implying that he said "no" pregnancies occur from a rape. That is not what he said. He said it is "rare" which means that it can happen.
Unless is is from the viewpoint of a rape victim who now finds herself pregnant and unable to get an abortion.
There is a difference between the stupid things that politicians say, and the frightening things they actually believe.
What is so frightening about a politician who believes that unborn human life is sacred?
What is frightening is that anyone could hear what Akin said and relate it in anyway to "human life is sacred".