Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)
Mon Aug 20, 2012, 10:42 AM
citizen blues (194 posts)
3. Thank you for your words. For me Akin's rhetoric cuts in a much different way....
I am the product of rape. My mother was only 16 years old and was forced to give me up for adoption. When we reunited 19 years later, she embraced me with open arms. The circumstances of my conception never stopped her from loving me. Her attitude was that it wasn't my fault; I didn't ask to be born out of that situation; I was an innocent baby who deserved to be loved and have a good life.
My mother passed Christmas Eve of 2006. I was at her bedside in ICU. As much as I miss her, I'm also glad she didn't have to hear Akin's words.
Now I see Akin's trying to back pedal in the face of so much outrage, but I think he said exactly what his ignorant ass believes. What he should know especially as a politician is that there are words you can't take back. And there's a price you have to pay for your carelessness and your stupidity. Akin has forfeited the privilege of representing any woman or anyone who loves, cherishes and respects a woman. He needs to step down.
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