Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:12 PM
hue (4,908 posts)
Akin in 2008: ‘Terrorist’ doctors give ‘abortions to women who are not actually pregnant’
Missouri Rep. Todd Akin—who sparked a firestorm of criticism with his comments about "legitimate rape" in August—gave a speech on the House floor in 2008 in which he called those who perform abortions "terrorists" and claimed some do so on "women who are not actually pregnant."
"It is no big surprise that we fight the terrorists because they are fundamentally un-American, and yet we have terrorists in our own culture called abortionists," Akin said in the Jan. 22, 2008, speech. "One of the good pieces of news why we are winning this war is because there are not enough heartless doctors being graduated from medical schools. There is a real shortage of abortionists.
"Who wants to be at the very bottom of the food chain of medical profession?" Akin continued. "And what sort of places do these bottom-of-the-food-chain doctors work in? Places that are really a pit. You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking: not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things, misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die."
"Akin's allegation of doctors performing abortions on non-pregnant women is particularly puzzling," Mollie Reilly wrote on the Huffington Post, "since, by definition, an abortion cannot be performed if there is no pregnancy to terminate."
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Akin in 2008: ‘Terrorist’ doctors give ‘abortions to women who are not actually pregnant’ (Original post)
|Arkansas Granny||Oct 2012||#3|
Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:30 PM
The_Counsel (896 posts)
7. Better Question: How Many Stupid People Are There in His District?
They keep electing the damn fool to Congress!
Are we really THAT entrenched in party politics that Red Staters will vote for whatever has an "R" next to the name and Blue Staters likewise with the "D" next to the name? Are we THAT oblivious to madmen worming their way into the Congress?
Response to hue (Original post)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:17 PM
Arkansas Granny (17,204 posts)
3. People who are that ignorant of the reproductive process should not be allowed to be
responsible for legislation regarding women's health. He just pulls "facts" out of his ass and no one calls him on it.
Response to catbyte (Reply #4)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 02:24 PM
Raster (12,867 posts)
6. He probably is. Remember this is the person who said that a woman's body prevents...
pregnancy in a "legitimate rape."
The sad part is supposedly Akin is one of the more intelligent republicans.