Of Things Legitimate and Illegitimate

How to begin to discuss this guy Todd Akin?

So, I’ve spent about 90 120 minutes trying to find the words for this post.  I can’t.  I can’t find anything that’s been unsaid.

Take these words:

First of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

I don’t get it.  I don’t understand how an individual can be so insensitive as to try and suggest that there are cases of “illegitimate rape”, whatever that is, in order to defend his position on abortion.

I suspect that the extreme nature of his position on abortion is indicative of a mindset that explains his totally irresponsible position on defining rape.

Such a mindset might also explain a lack of understanding things like biology too I guess?

I dunno.





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