|Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 12:19 pm On Rep. Akins|
|My inner cynic is at the fore about this. The man bumbles and lets his mouth run ahead of his brain, makes a bad soundbite, and so he should be destroyed? Leftists have played this game for far too long for me to take anything at face value. |
Let's do something nobody else is--- RESEARCH.
Warm up your googles....
yes, pregnancies due to rape are vanishingly rare, thank God. Some statistics report that conception as a result of rape occurs in less than one percent of cases, while other
studies indicate higher figures such as 4.7%.
"Finally, factor in what is certainly one of the most important reasons why a rape victim rarely gets pregnant, and that's physical trauma. Every woman is aware that stress and emotional factors can alter her menstrual cycle. To get and stay pregnant a woman's body must produce a very sophisticated mix of hormones. Hormone production is controlled by a part of the brain that is easily influenced by emotions. There's no greater emotional trauma that can be experienced by a woman than an assault rape. This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy...."
Further casual browsing shows that yes, pregnancy as a result of rape is, thankfully, statistically minimal, and largely due to the woman's own body reacting and rejecting the pregnancy. Of course, you have to sift through a lot of shrill feminist dogma to get at the actual numbers--- even the most militant will only claim that 5% of rapes will result in a pregnancy.
In other words-- he was RIGHT.
So you basically think we should run the man out on a rail.... for telling the truth.
I think the hissing reactionaries are more angry that he went on and said what most of us think: that, even in the statistically rare case of pregnancy resulting from a rape, that it would be wrong to murder the baby for the crime that the rapist committed.
Me? I'm more disappointed in the limp little republicans who want to throw him to the she-wolves in the delusionary hopes of winning their favor. Democrats at least get that much right--- they defend their own. So-called conservatives, on the other hand, shoot their wounded.