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I agree. But if conservatives really believed this about women who have been raped and got pregnant, they would support free prenatal care for them, provide material care for the women,counseling for the women as needed,food stamps, and medical care for the children. In fact, they should demand it.
copcamaro, are you a cop or former cop? Because if you are I wouldn't want you on the scene in case of a rape. Slip of the tongue? Really? This reasoning is not new and it has been on the scene since the Nazi's did experiments on women to test a hypothesis "by selecting women who were about to ovulate and sending them to the gas chambers, only to bring them back after their realistic mock-killing, to see what the effect this had on their ovulatory patterns. An extremely high percentage of these women did not ovulate." Then in 1972 this theory was built upon for over three decades by Dr Fred Mecklenburg MD and a trained OB/GYN and it is still being told as fact to this date. Akins statement did have supporters including Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, on his program "Focal Point," citing "John Willke, who is an M.D. general practioner who is trained in obstetrics. This is taught as fact by well educated medicaly trained people (I would not call them professional, though) to other non medical well educated individuals. It's a good thing it is brought to light and people need to learn from this and not take every thing they hear as the Gospel truth. I think person with a half ounce brain could figure it out that this is pure bunk.
Totally Ludicrous!!!! If this is where Akin's got his idea about rape then I'm exceeding glad to see the blinders pulled back. What a sick mind Fred Mecklenburg must have. It's enough to make you want to puke.
What the Frack! This guy is on the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Science and Technology.
Read the Gospels and it should clear up what a good Pharisee is and what a bad Pharisee is. You can google Todd Aiken or read the recent News Tribune article about Candidates reaching out to Rural Voters where he states he is against the farm bill because he feels too much is being spent on food stamps.
You got to admit. Todd Akin's comment has taken everyone's mind off this little issue.
Eileen, i want to assure you that you did not misspeak as far as i'm concerned. If anyone has a right to speak up with a heated response it is a rape victim. Any medical person with minimal knowledge would not have a second thought about condemning Akin on this comment. I don't care if a top physcian at Harvard or Yale told him this. Evils such as rape or abuse and commets that imply in any way that a women could have stopped the rape or prevented getting pregnant shoud incense everyone.
I would love to hear him elaborate about how he made the mistake. Now just what does he believe?
Todd Akin's Republican moral values coming to the surface. Since he relates to the Bible belt so well he should be familiar with the following Bible verse.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 American King James Version
At the same time he votes against the farm bill not because of the big fat farm subsidy checks being handed out to his colleagues, but because he thinks too much money is bing spent to feed the hungry. Pharisee is the term that comes to my mind ( and not in a good way)
The prejudice I'm talking about is that food stamp applicates are lazy, unemployed, or uneducated, or drug addicted and it has nothing to do with race. I will stick with my "investment' arguement. The entire farm bill is 2% of the federal budget. As for farm subsidies, there are currently six Democrats and seventeen Rupublicans in the 112th Congress or their family members that are receiving subsidises. Republicans are collecting 10 times the amount of the Democrats. A number of these are members of the Tea Party including Vickie Hartzler's husband who received over $700,000 since 1995. The current salary of the House and Senate is $174,000. In other words, cut spending but don't cut my subsidises is their attitude My first suggestion, cut these farm subsidies to members of Congress.
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