Browsing All posts tagged under »legitimate rape«

Paul Ryan: Rape is a method of conception

August 27, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 27, 2012 by Paul Slansky Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.” Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape — RAPE! — is now a “method of conception.” You […]

Legitimate Rape by the Renegade Raging Grannies

August 23, 2012

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YouTube, August 23, 2012 by Douglas H. Ryder

Austin women prepare for Silent Rally on State Capitol steps to combat the War on Women

August 23, 2012

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Culture Map Austin, August 23, 2012 by Michael Graupmann “How much longer will we let ourselves be shamed? What does it take until we snap? Our bodies and our decisions are less and less our own. I’d rather not have reproductive organs if this is the way I’m going to be treated.” These words from […]

Raped, pregnant and ordeal not over

August 23, 2012

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CNN, August 23, 2012 by Shauna Prewitt Chicago, Illinois (CNN) — When I was in law school, my criminal law professor introduced us to the crime of rape by reading us a quote from Lord Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century English jurist: “In a rape case it is the victim, not the defendant, […]

The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape

August 20, 2012

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Jezebel, August 20, 2012 by Katie J.M. Baker Yesterday, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, Republican Senate nominee and member of the House Science, Space and Technology committee, said pregnancy from rape was “really rare” because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin quickly said […]

Rape exceptions aren’t legitimate

August 20, 2012

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Salon, August 20, 2012 by Irin Carmon Todd Akin’s right about this much: Rape exceptions are wrong. You either believe in bodily autonomy, or you don’t Todd Akin may know nothing about biology, and may have been too honest for his own good about his own contempt for women, but I agree with him on […]

Akin Unmasks the Pro-Life Movement

August 20, 2012

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The American Prospect, August 20, 2012 by Amanda Marcotte The myth that women can’t get pregnant from rape stems from basic assumptions anti-choicers make about women. If you’re going to slander the estimated 32,000 women a year who become pregnant after being raped, it’s probably not wise to do it on a Sunday, when it […]

New Frontiers of Extremism

August 20, 2012

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New York Times Editorial, August 20, 2012 Republicans are frantically trying to get Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the United States Senate race in Missouri after his remark about abortion and rape, but not because it was offensive and ignorant. They’re afraid he might lose and cost them a chance at a Senate […]

Dear Todd

August 20, 2012

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Unite Women, August 20, 2012 by Renee Davis I am a woman, a survivor of rape, and a registered Republican. You have issued an apology for the uneducated “off the cuff” remark you made where you stated “from what I understand from doctors, pregnancy [ as a result of rape] is really rare. If it […]

Rep. Todd Akin’s Rape Remark At Odds With Science Of Pregnancy

August 20, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 20, 2012 by Jeanna Bryner When a viable sperm penetrates a viable egg inside a woman’s reproductive tract, the result is a fertilized egg that can then implant in the uterus. That fact of life is consistent regardless of how that sperm and egg met up, including whether or not the sperm […]

Congressman Akin resists pressure to quit race

August 20, 2012

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Reuters, August 20, 2012 by Susan Heavey Republican Representative Todd Akin resisted pressure to quit the Senate race in Missouri on Tuesday, releasing a new ad apologizing for his inflammatory remarks about rape that have reinserted controversial abortion politics into the presidential campaign. In an ad released online, Akin again apologized for his comments Sunday, […]

How Todd Akin And Paul Ryan Partnered To Redefine Rape

August 19, 2012

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Think Progress, August 19, 2012 by Ian Millhiser Earlier today, Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) claimed that “legitimate rape” does not often lead to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is not the first time the biologically challenged senate candidate tried to […]