During an interview with Dana “Pees on Corpses” Loesch, Todd Akin opened his mouth and stupid fell out.
From Think Progress:
AKIN: You know, Dr. Willke has just released a statement and part of his letter, I think he just stated it very clearly. He said, of course Akin never used the word legitimate to refer to the rapist, but to false claims like those made in Roe v. Wade and I think that simplifies it….. There isn’t any legitimate rapist…. [I was] making the point that there were people who use false claims, like those that basically created Roe v. Wade.
What? False rape claims did not “create” Roe v. Wade. A constitutional right to privacy “created” Roe v. Wade, and a balancing of that right against the purported interest that states have in protecting the health of the woman. Whatever facts led to the Court hearing the case are irrelevant to the outcome of the case.
I mean, come on.
Here is what this Dr. Willke (who is the source for Akin’s “female body shuts down pregnancy” hokum) has said about pregnancy and rape:
Dr. John C. Willke, a general practitioner with obstetric training and a former president of the National Right to Life Committee, was an early proponent of this view, articulating it in a book originally published in 1985 and again in a 1999 article. He reiterated it in an interview Monday.
“This is a traumatic thing — she’s, shall we say, she’s uptight,” Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, “She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic.”
“She’s uptight”? I think I’m going to throw up.
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