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What did he really mean by those words?
Authored by: jjs on Monday, August 20 2012 @ 06:23 PM EDT
There's little other interpretation possible than that he has
less knowledge of biology than most 5th graders. The
statement that a woman's body will prevent conception in case
of a legitimate rape (I assume he meant an actual rape,
without consent) is false.

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(Note IANAL, I don't play one on TV, etc, consult a practicing attorney, etc,
etc)

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What did he really mean by those words?
Authored by: stegu on Monday, August 20 2012 @ 06:28 PM EDT
Where did he get the crazy idea that
a rape victim can somehow "reject" an
impregnation caused by the rape? This
guy sounds waaay off the deep end.
His choice of words was bad, but the
scary part is his apparently medieval
world view.

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What did he really mean by those words?
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 21 2012 @ 08:02 AM EDT
My thoughts were aimed at the word 'legitimate' not the 'body can reject'. It seemed to me that the main complaint was stated by Obama:
In an unplanned appearance, President Barack Obama used his first news conference in months to pounce on Akin’s remarks.
    “Rape is rape, and the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense
to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me,” Obama said. “So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health-care decisions on behalf of women.”,
I agree that the 'body can reject' part is just due to plain ignorance of the female physyology.

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