Another step backward yesterday when Todd Akin, a six term Republican Representative now running for the Senate, shared his opinion when asked if he would support abortion if the pregnancy was a result of a rape. His answer, in the usual throwback to the Dark Ages of women’s rights we have come to see from such peabrains, again demonstrated where the current Republican party leans.
“It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that’s really rare,” Akin said of a rape victim’s chances of becoming pregnant. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
And then, within hours, he didn’t even have enough balls to stand behind his statement backpedaling as quickly as possible. Maybe when he got home his wife threatened to cut him off –
“In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,” Akin’s statement said.
This again makes me wonder how anyone can support the likes of this half-wit let alone vote him into office six times.
It also makes one wonder how any woman can possibly vote the Republican ticket where cretins like Akin are welcomed with open arms. It would be different if he stood alone in his thinking.
In any case, congrats Mr. Akin. You are the proud recipient of today’s “Head in the Butt” award. Wear it proudly