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Cave Johnson
10-03-2012, 10:15 AM
It turns out that Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment might not be the most inaccurate and stupid statement of the Missouri Representative's career. In a 2008 speech on the House floor, Rep. Akin said (emphasis mine):

"You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking: Not following good sanitary procedure, <b>giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant</b>, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things."

"All of these things are common practice," Akin continued, "but all of that information is available for America."

Just think about that for a second. "Abortions to women who are not actually pregnant." Absolutely mindboggling.

He also compared abortion to slavery.

"There will be a day - just as there is today, where people say, 'Who would ever support slavery?'" Akin said. "In the future, there will be a day when men will say, 'Who would have ever supported something so un-American as abortion?"

Really makes his "ladylike" comment seem not so bad, huh? Just a reminder, Todd Akin is the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, a candidate that "mainstream" Republicans are supporting.

http://gawker.com/5948459/in-a-2008-speech-todd-akin-said-doctors-give-abortions-to-women-who-are-not-actually-pregnant

patteeu
10-03-2012, 10:36 AM
He didn't make that up. Carol Everett, a former abortion industry executive turned born-again Christian, describes it this way (http://www.reformed.org/webfiles/antithesis/index.html?mainframe=/webfiles/antithesis/v1n1/ant_v1n1_clinic.html):

There are two other things I'd like to talk about. There are women who come in and have abortions but aren't pregnant. You may say, "Oh, that doesn't happen." Maybe you say that. It does happen. First of all, this woman thinks she's pregnant. She's scheduled herself for an abortion. She's come in and her pregnancy test is negative. They have a woman that they have paid their advertising dollars to get in there. They want to do that abortion if there is any way.

So they do everything they can to prove that she's pregnant or has been pregnant. You say "has been pregnant?" Yes, if they can convince her that she has been pregnant, that she's had a spontaneous abortion. She's going to have to go into the hospital to have a D&C to remove the rest of the contents of her uterus. They will convince her to go ahead and have a procedure she doesn't need that day. And it happens. Channel four [Dallas-FortWorth] got it on tape -- a woman that went directly from our office to a doctor's office and the doctor told her that she was and had never been pregnant, and we had tried to do an abortion on her. I don't know what percentage that is. I have no idea...

La literatura
10-03-2012, 11:34 AM
It's sort of like stomping out all the in-person voter fraud that doesn't really happen.

patteeu
10-03-2012, 11:36 AM
It's sort of like stomping out all the in-person voter fraud that doesn't really happen.

What is?

alpha_omega
10-03-2012, 01:13 PM
Todd Akin: Still not Claire McCaskill

blaise
10-03-2012, 06:01 PM
Todd Akin: Still not Claire McCaskill

How unlikable is she that people seem to like her even less.

qabbaan
10-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Many liberals walk around saying that doctors order tests and other procedures all the time that aren't needed so they can charge for them. That's one reason why they say we need massive amounts of new regulation. Why is it hard to believe Planned Parenthood does the same thing?

Chiefspants
10-03-2012, 06:27 PM
He didn't make that up. Carol Everett, a former abortion industry executive turned born-again Christian, describes it this way (http://www.reformed.org/webfiles/antithesis/index.html?mainframe=/webfiles/antithesis/v1n1/ant_v1n1_clinic.html):

You are the ultimate conservative apologist.

patteeu
10-03-2012, 06:40 PM
You are the ultimate conservative apologist.

Thank you. You're too kind.