Republicans tried to distance themselves from Todd Akin’s Neanderthal comments about rape, but they essentially agree with him about women’s rights.
THE DELUDED and deranged fantasy world of the woman-hating, anti-choice right filled front page headlines this week, thanks to the comments of Missouri Republican Todd Akin.
Asked during an interview on August 19 whether he thinks abortion should be legal in cases of rape, Akin explained, “That’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
To be clear, Akin wasn’t referring to the ability of sexual assault survivors to access Plan B contraception. He supports banning the “morning-after pill” without exceptions for cases of rape or incest. In fact, in the interview Akin goes on to say that in the “rare,” hypothetical event of a pregnancy resulting from rape, he thinks “there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist,” not the zygote, since for Akin, even “legitimate rape” does not justify abortion… Click above link to read more.