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“Legitimate Rape”

If the Republican Party can survive this kind of vicious idiocy:

Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview postedSunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

…then I have to admit I’m rapidly losing all hope for our southern neighbours and will begin lobbying Ottawa for a Zombie Wall along the 49th Parallel ASAP.

“LEGITIMATE RAPE”???

Then what would be “Illegitimate Rape”?  And what is this magic spermicidal hormone we apparently secrete during “Legitimate Rape”?

I can’t wait to see the AMA‘s response to this.

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“I MISSPOKE” UPDATE:  Yep, that’s his excuse.  No, really.

Sorry dude, you’re now the Legitimate Rape Guy.  Hopefully your body will excrete some kind of reputation-cleansing hormone and all will be well.

(h/t the Rev on Twitter)

Nun at Catholic hospital does the right thing

… and gets shit on for it:

Sister Margaret McBride was on an ethics committee that included doctors that consulted with a young woman who was 11 weeks pregnant late last year, The Arizona Republic newspaper reported on its website Saturday. The woman was suffering from a life-threatening condition that likely would have caused her death if she hadn’t had the abortion at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Hospital officials defended McBride’s actions but confirmed that she has been reassigned from her job as vice president of mission integration at the hospital. They said in a statement that saving the mother required that the fetus be aborted. [...]

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix Diocese, indicated in a statement that the Roman Catholic involved was “automatically excommunicated” because of the action.

Automatically excommunicated!  Well, lucky her, eh?  Funny how the church has yet to excommunicate anyone for the child rape so many of the pope’s minions seem to indulge in. But abortion… stand back!

From Brazil to Mexico to Nicaragua to everywhere else, stories of catholic church’s destructive influence on womens’ health (not to mention childrens’) surface with depressing regularity.   Another day, another tale of this cult of creepy old castrati in velvet robes and fancy hats passing judgement on anyone who dares to consider a real life more valuable than a potential one.

I sometimes wonder what becomes of the “excommunicated” — do they bow and scrape and roll over and piss themselves and beg forgiveness or do they bitterly break free from the yoke of the tyrannical dingbats at the Vatican?

There might be good money to be made in de-programming these people.


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