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    MagicVagina Freedomfighter

    President Obama On Todd Akin: 'Rape Is Rape'

    In a surprise news conference Monday, President Barack Obama addressed the controversy surrounding a remark by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) that women who suffer "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.

    "The views expressed were offensive," said Obama. "Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and certainly doesn't make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."

    The comments are the most high profile in a series of rebukes from both Democrats and Republicans. Earlier in the day, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney also condemned Akin, who is running to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

    Obama did not call on Akin to leave the race, as some Republicans have done. "He was nominated by the Republicans in Missouri," he said, "I will let them sort that out." He did, however, use the opportunity to contrast his approach toward women's health care with that of the GOP.


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    FreedomFighter Freedomfighter
    The best proof that a woman's vagina can't magically stop from getting pregnant by rape, is that you are reading this sentence.

    Think about it. Every person reading this must have at least one female ancestor who was raped and impregnated in the past. If all those rapes weren't having any reproductive benefit, who would there still be rape? And those ancestors of yours didn't throw the baby over a cliff, for whatever reason. Maybe they were ashamed to admit they'd been raped, or afraid that their family would disown them, or eager to use it to blackmail their rapist into marrying them.

    So long as there is rape, there will be rape-babies.

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    Snakeeyes Freedomfighter
    This is why you don't run a complete novice for a winnable Senate seat. Running a few times teaches you not to say every damned fool thing that pops into your head.

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