US – Election 2012 – Are There Defences That Prevent Idiots From Being Elected Senator? – Let’s Hope So, Missouri – 19 August 2012

“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 posted Sunday. ‘If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.'”

Fortunately, Missouri voters have a way of shutting this guy’s Senate campaign down. I urge them to use it.

(No, gynecologists confirm there are no such biological defences. Pardon me while I take some time to get over the fact that I even needed to say this. Are facts an endangered species in the US?)

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