This is what happens when ignorance and insensitivity combines with misogyny. [More examples below in Related Links]
Missouri Republican: ‘Legitimate rape’ rarely causes pregnancy
…explaining why his ideal abortion ban wouldn’t include an exception for rape,
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he added.[Link]
So what does Akin understand about sexual assaults, pregnancies, human rights and crimes?
Does Akin think those pregnancies — predominantly in adolescents who had been assaulted by a “known, often related perpetrator” — didn’t involve “legitimate rapes”? [Link]
Should some people have the right to decide what happens to other people’s bodies? Doesn’t this seem to be just one more way to control women’s lives and deaths?
Pregnant teen dies after abortion ban delays her chemo treatment for leukemia.
Doctors were hesitant to give her chemotherapy because such treatment could terminate the pregnancy — a violation of the Dominican Constitution, which bans abortion. [link]
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What if this statement was made in India?
I fear one would hear it being quoted as a fact by those who see rapes as careless women not taking care of something that belongs to their future husbands and their communities.
Do take a look at these two links:
I wish my mother had aborted me | Lynn Beisner
What is wrong with this world?| Celestial Rays