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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:08 PM

Todd Akin says abortions are given to women who aren't pregnant

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin once equated abortion providers to terrorists and suggested that it was "common practice" for them to be "giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant."

The Missouri congressman made the remarks in a 2008 speech on the House floor. They were being recirculated Wednesday on the Internet as Akin raised money in Washington for his campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Critics sought to link the remarks to Akin's much-criticized comment in August that women have biological ways of avoiding pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape" - a reason he offered for his opposition to abortion.

Akin has repeatedly apologized for his "legitimate rape" remark and has acknowledged he was wrong. There is no medical proof that women's bodies repeal pregnancies in rape.

But there have been past assertions that physicians performed abortion procedures on women who weren't actually pregnant. In 1979, Chicago physician Arnold Bickham had his state medical license suspended after he acknowledged defrauding the federal government. He had been accused by Illinois officials of preforming abortions on women who weren't pregnant and before anesthesia had fully taken effect.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/03/3846141/more-akin-abortion-remarks-stir.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Todd Akin says abortions are given to women who aren't pregnant (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Oct 2012 OP
Liberal Veteran Oct 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Oct 2012 #2
Arkana Oct 2012 #3
freshwest Oct 2012 #4
Johonny Oct 2012 #5
lapislzi Oct 2012 #6
Starry Messenger Oct 2012 #7
eissa Oct 2012 #8
spanone Oct 2012 #9
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #10
hifiguy Oct 2012 #11

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. My favorite comment on this....

"Not only women. I'm a man and I've had three abortions. Usually, it's just a first date thing. I end up dating a lot of women that just love to have abortions, whether they are pregnant or not. There is a great clinic in my neighborhood where you can go and have a romantic dinner and then have an abortion and watch a movie. It's really nice. You have to call a month ahead, because people love having abortions on Friday night. Try it guys. It's a great icebreaker. You don't know how many numbers I've gotten with the line, "Hey, you busy Friday? Wanna get a meal and an abortion?" Great thing is that the state pays for it, and you can use your Food Stamps to pay for dinner."

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:18 PM

2. LOL

I like to tell the anti choicers that I go to the spa once a month for a pedicure, a massage and an abortion.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. Just the other day my mother went and got herself an abortion on the way to school.

She says it wakes her up better than her morning coffee ever did.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:23 PM

4. Certain conditions call for a DNC when one is not pregnant. But it's NOT an abortion.

Please stop mainlining teh stoopid, Todd, you're embarrassing the nation.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:31 PM

5. If banks could buy/sell abortion derivatives we'd never hear of this issue again

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

6. Best response, from another thread:

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:19 PM

7. What a fucking ghoul.

 

I'm so tired of this old fool.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:23 PM

8. I actually had to read the title of this thread twice

My brain just could not compute what Turd Akin said. What on earth his is obsession with abortions, and women in general?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:29 PM

9. they were giving them for free at kroger last week in aisle five....

these people are out of their fucking minds, and they think god is on their side......bullshit

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. Every child in America wants Santa to bring them an abortion this year

Abortions are the trendy new gift, more popular this year than the Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:47 PM

11. Sure, Toddles. Now flap your arms and fly to the moon

while you're at it.

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