Posts Tagged "Rape"

“The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), whose measure banning abortions after 20 weeks was being considered in the House Judiciary Committee, argued against a Democratic amendment to make exceptions for rape and incest by suggesting that pregnancy from rape is rare. - The Washington Post

Go to the 1:30 mark for the most batshit thing you’ll hear tonight. 

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Dr Willke, a prominent anti-abortion campaigner, claims to be an authority on the theory espoused by Mr Akin that victims of what the Republican congressman called “legitimate rape” do not become pregnant because their bodies “shut down” due to the trauma. …

Dr Willke told The Daily Telegraph that he did meet Mr Romney during a presidential primary campaign stop in the doctor’s home city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in October last year. Local news reports at the time noted that the candidate held “private meetings” during the visit.

Read: The Telegraph

Crossroads pulls out of Missouri after Akin comments - POLITICO →

The conservative outside-spending powerhouse Crossroads GPS is pulling its ads from the Missouri Senate race, three sources confirmed to POLITICO.

The group had originally booked a new round of ads to start Wednesday but began canceling them earlier today. The decision comes in the wake of comments by Missouri Rep. and GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin questioning how often women can get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”

Contacted about the decision to withdraw its resources from Missouri, Crossroads spokesman Nate Hodson responded: “The act speaks for itself.”


A rising group of advocates for rape victims has taken to the streets to try to take the stigma off women who’ve been sexually assaulted.
A series of protests known as “SlutWalks” have spread across the world to bring attention to “slut shaming” - or blaming the victims for being raped.
Continue reading… NYDailynews

A rising group of advocates for rape victims has taken to the streets to try to take the stigma off women who’ve been sexually assaulted.

A series of protests known as “SlutWalks” have spread across the world to bring attention to “slut shaming” - or blaming the victims for being raped.

Continue reading… NYDailynews