This article is from the Daily News archives; originally published in 1988.
Is this what Todd Akin believes about “legitimate rape”? Rape trauma causes women to “secrete a certain secretion”?
HARRISBURG — The odds that a woman who is raped will get pregnant are “one in millions and millions and millions,” said state Rep. Stephen Freind, R-Delaware County, the Legislature’s leading abortion foe.
The reason, Freind said, is that the traumatic experience of rape causes a woman to “secrete a certain secretion” that tends to kill sperm.
Two Philadelphia doctors specializing in human reproduction characterized Freind’s contention as scientifically baseless.
Oh dear god.
[cross-posted at ABLC]