Friday, August 24, 2012

A Lesson in Biology for Tod Akin and the GOP

Me being a literate member of the human species thought rape meant sexual intercourse without consent. After all my years of College and Law School, I learned something new, rape can be deemed "legitimate".

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) justified his extreme opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.

In an interview with KTVI-TV on Sunday, the GOP Senate nominee was asked if he supported abortion in the case of rape.

"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," said Akin said of pregnancy caused by rape. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist."

So, did I miss something in Biology class? Did somehow a sperm and egg still not fertilize the same depending on if it's a rape or not? What doctors told him this misinformation, or was this crap pulled from his ass? How is rape legitimate? What makes it legitimate? If a weapon, threats, or death is involved then that qualifies as legitimate? What ways does the human body shut that whole thing down from legitimate rape? Does he mean jumping up and down, cutting off radio transmissions to the stork or urinating on a rag  or some other down home remedy that your momma told you so you wouldn't get in "trouble". What type of delusionary scale does one have to operate to think that a woman can't get pregnant when she is raped. But then again, it's the woman's fault she got raped because she had on tight clothes or a low cut top, right? This type of insensitive, "blame the victim" mentality by the legal system and the politicians, is why numerous victims stay silent about their experiences. Look around, 1 in 5 are raped, and it's forcible, just not reported. Who wants a trial by ordeal instead of trial by jury when the girl will just be demonized and called a slut?

Welcome to the total rock bottom of the cesspool of the GOP. Just when you think that it can't get any worse, say anything any crazier, they outdo themselves. He and others that think like him are a disgrace to humanity.

Mr. Akin apologized on the patron saint of chicken sandwiches and Grand Inquisitor of same sex marriage and denier of the US Constitution, Huckabee's down home Fox show, full of chewing up the days events grinding them down to one or two talking points, getting rid of all elements that might be hard for baby chicks to follow, like facts: complete with double negatives and all the ignorance that values voters crave. He stated, "I don’t know that I'm the only person in public office who suffered from foot in mouth disease here," he said. "This was a very, very serious error." He went on to demonize his opponent then went on to say this, "I feel just as strongly as ever that my background and ability will be a big asset in replacing [Sen.] Clare McCaskill and putting some sanity back in our government. I'm not a quitter, and my belief is we're going to take this thing forward, and by the grace of God we're going to win this race." I question God's existence...Todd Akin will put sanity back in government? The reinstitution of slavery, women as third class citizens, the United States taken back to the 1800's, maybe what he and the Tea Party want to achieve, but sanity-not so much. Insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting a different out come.

Then to drive the stupidity home, he invoked 9/11 to explain his pro-life views, saying the first responders didn't ask for identification of those they saved because all lives are important. I know how America has romanticized 9/11 and made every person a hero for various campaign slogans, but I'm sure when those men ran into those towers, they were performing their jobs and if they knew their memories were being politicized and bastardized by an idiot that thinks a woman's body ceases to work due to mental trauma, then they would've stayed on the street and watched the people burn.

Akin said that he was trying to refer specifically "forcible rape" in his comment, but that "legitimate" was "absolutely the wrong word" for him to use. I thought rape by it's definition was forcible, you know the opposite of consensual. My favorite line from him to justify election is this, "Just because somebody makes a mistake doesn't make them useless." Yes, ass clown, it makes you useless when you make irresponsible, dangerous, erroneous legal and scientific distinctions. 

All rape is real rape, all rape is forcible. that's what makes it rape. Just because he knows some women who were raped that happened to not get pregnant doesn't mean that women don't pregnant from rape. Just like women don't always get pregnant from having consensual sex. But, I guess if you have sex, legitimate or forcible sex, then whatever the consequences are, are all God's will. Sorry, but I and modern science disagrees with you and if you have a penis, you really shouldn't participate in this topic of conversation anyway. 

What Akin and his Religious zealot Republican moron colleagues are telling us, is that they don't believe in abortion even in the case of rape and they will do whatever they can in their power to try and overturn a settled legal issue. Again, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and the rest of these clowns do not possess the necessary parts to carry a child, and they seem to be blithely unaware of the way babies are born, the gestation period, what the morning after pill is (not an abortion pill, it's a mega birth control pill), what it does, and other ways to prevent pregnancies or the transmission of STDs other than invoking the fear of hell.

So, biology lesson fellas: the female body will NOT magically reject sperm due to rape, normal consensual sexual contact, prayer, holy water, chanting, channeling spirits, jumping up and down, the pull out method, or any other method real or imagined. If the sperm is active and it makes it through the house of horrors that is the female reproductive system and fertilizes the egg, a woman will become pregnant. Funny that it's within the realm of belief that a spirit can impregnate a virgin, that child can walk on water, bring a person back to life, was crucified and rose again in 3 days as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind and he will return to save the earth once again after a rapture, before a final apocalypse where other spirits will be cast into a lake of fire. It is also within the realm of belief that the earth is 6,000 years old, humans and dinosaurs coexisted and the tides in the ocean can't be explained, (says Bill'O the Clown). Yet, a male ejaculates inside a female and the sperm is magically rejected because it's a legitimate rape and that's believable.

Save your apology, you and others like you believe in your lame rhetorical nonsense. You meant what you said.  

Lois Griffin was right.

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