Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dumb quote of the week

“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare.  If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”  Todd Akin

Really?  Apparently this is what politicians are experts in all of a sudden.  Pray tell, what is a legitimate rape?  Is there any form of rape that's considered legitimate?  By definition legitimate means being in compliance with the law and/or lawful.  Last I knew, rape was illegal.  Not to mention his sentiment that female bodies can tell when a pregnancy should or shouldn't occur is completely moronic.  If the female body could just decide it didn't want to be pregnant or that it shouldn't occur, then why is there such thing as birth control?  I understand he's trying to convey his opinion on abortion, however his entire statement is preposterous.  I could care less if he's democratic or republican, his opinion on the matter is entirely close-minded.  I'm fairly certain that if he was a rape victim who had conceived child due to said rape, he would probably feel quite differently about keeping the child.  At any rate, I'm not certain a politician should be weighing in on these topics to begin with.  What we do with our bodies is our choice.  If people want to get sex changes, breast enlargements, donate a kidney, chop off their hair, tattoo themselves from head to toe, or any other myriad of things it should be their choice.  I rank this right up there with the government trying to tell us we can't buy drinks larger than 16 ounces.  Our government's involvement in our personal lives is beyond ridiculous.

End rant.  If you would like to contribute your two cents as well, please do so below.

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