All Further Articles for 2012-08-19

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Science Bulletin: Victims of Legitimate Rape, Unlike Just Regular Ole Rape, Don't Get Pregnant Much
Oh boy. Missouri Congressman, Senate hopeful and Science Whiz Todd Akin says rape victims don't need access to abortion, which he opposes anyway, because, "From what I understand...if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Yes. He said that. And he's running for national office. So many things to freak out about, so little time. Update : Inside the appalling history of the GOP theory of "God's Little Shield," whereby women who are raped don't get pregnant, and a look at Akin's spiritual mentor, who believes rape victims who seek abortions are "hysterical." WTF?! Update2: In case anyone's unclear on where these guys stand: A leak from Tampa reveals the GOP platform will support a rabid "human life amendment" that would outlaw abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
Read more