Thursday, August 30, 2012
I was pleased as punch to read that Akin has taken the lead again.
The most sensible thing I read during all the silly commotion over what Akin said was posted by Mike Huckabee on Facebook - "Who ordered the Code Red on Akin?"
Frankly, after seeing a clip from Karl Rove, I wondered if it was him. Guess we'll never know.
Here's what Akin was articulating:
It has always been accepted, well known and widely accepted biological fact in obstetrics that a woman's stress and anxiety is a contributing factor in fertility problems. It doesn't cause infertility but it does contribute. Women with fertility problems who are experiencing stress and anxiety are advised, counseled and treated. Consequently, the anxiety and stress of rape reduces the risk of pregnancy.
In the debate about abortion, abortion advocates use rape as a straw man. Rape is a terrible crime. If the rapist kills the woman after he rapes her, that is a separate and more serious crime. Just like killing a child conceived during that crime is a separate crime.
It is not politically correct but it is the truth.