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

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/todd-akin-legitimate-rape.php?m=1

“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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