Believing in magic and pseudo-science from another century shouldn’t be GOP prerequisites for the House Science and Technology Committee.
Republican Congressman Todd Akin told a Missouri news station:
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare… If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Someone who believes nonsense like this has no part overseeing science policy.
Tell Speaker Boehner to immediately remove Rep. Akin from the House Science and Technology Committee.
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Because who knows more about science and technology that the guy who believes women’s bodies are magical and have biological defenses to spontaneously miscarry a pregnancy by rape if they didn’t like it (when it’s a ‘legitimate’ rape)?
“In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year.” — Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), in a statement late Sunday, after saying in an interview earlier that victims of “legitimate rape” have biological defenses that fend off a pregnancy and therefore do not need legal abortion rights.
Clearly he did not “misspeak.” Read his statement: Akin has no alternative explanation for what he meant to say, obviously. Watch the video – his meaning was very clear.