You are hereRight-winger Todd Akin plays 'doctor;' highlights Paul Ryan's irresponsible drive to 'redefine' rape
Right-winger Todd Akin plays 'doctor;' highlights Paul Ryan's irresponsible drive to 'redefine' rape
How radical and iresponsible can the right wing get? Try this:
US Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential hopeful, is on record as wanting to redefine rape as not necessarily forceful. This story from Mother Jones magazine tells how Ryan and his fringe right-wing colleagues have lost touch with reality by backing legislation that says there is "rape," and then there is "forceable rape" -- an idea brought to the front again by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri), a Republican candidate for the US Senate and a cosponsor of Ryan's legislation.
Visit here to read the story, and visit here to see Akin on television peddling his perposterous, no-nothing yarn that if a woman does not want to be raped, she won't get pregnant. Akin said that "doctors" have told him that if a woman is victimized by what he called "a legitimate rape" then "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Really? Where did his "doctors" get their medical licenses -- at Pep Boys?