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“Legitimate Rape”

Update: See also (in the original post) that Akin says he misspoke.

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unrepentant old hippie

If the Republican Party can survive this kind of vicious idiocy:

Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview postedSunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

…then I have to admit I’m rapidly losing all hope for our southern neighbours and will begin lobbying Ottawa for a Zombie Wall along the 49th Parallel ASAP.


Then what would be “Illegitimate Rape”?  And what is this magic spermicidal hormone we apparently secrete during “Legitimate Rape”?

I can’t…

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Missouri funeral anti–protesting law struck down

A United States federal court has ruled a Missouri law prohibiting protesting at funerals is unconstitutional (via). It was targeted against Fred Phelps and his ilk. As much as a vile, despicable human being Phelps is, this is the correct decision. If Westboro Baptist Church does not have freedom of expression, no one does.

Missouri House is opposed to personal responsibility

Via The Well-Timed Period comes news that the Missouri House of Representatives has passed a law allowing pharmacists and pharmacies to not follow minimum standards of care. In other words, they have just allowed people, who voluntarily entered into a line of work, knowing full well what they were getting into, to avoid taking personal responsibility for their actions and not do their jobs.

Somehow, I don’t expect a mad rush of legislators to pass a bill allowing pacifists who enlist in the military and who refuse to fight to avoid desertion charges.

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