OBGYN or Republican?
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 16:09
Life is a beautiful gift, one that can sometimes come as a surprise.
When that gift is given to us it can be a blessing. But what happens when that gift is given by a stranger, an unwelcome individual, a violent person unknown who violates the right to participate in the selection process of who to receive the gift from?
Todd Akin, Missouri republican senate representative, shared a brow-raising comment about pregnancy by rape or incest.
“It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin stated when asked if he agreed with abortions for rape victims. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin explained.
That’s a great way to get the female vote sir. Tell women that their uteruses are constructed like Iron Man to fight off bad guy invasions.
Maybe we can start telling our female reproductive system when to resist cycles and the urge to urinate.
So we are safe according to this OBGYN, oh, that’s right he’s not an OBGYN.
He’s an out of touch man who took sex education when the Flintstones were using feet as gas to fuel cars apparently.
Just to let everybody know a little bit of information about good old Todd, he has served in the army, has a B.S. degree in engineering, worked for IBM, and obtained his masters in Hebrew, Greek, and Christian scriptures.
He achieved all of this by 1984. So the guy is an accomplished man, up to date and informed? Not so much. Not to mention he has six children, and seven grandchildren.
According to Akin, our bodies can apparently tell if we are being illegitimately raped or legitimately raped.
Isn’t rape illegal regardless? Why was there a need to label it as a ‘legitimate rape?’
Akin has offered a short explanation by stating, “…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.”
Akin feels that the rapists should be punished and not the baby.
Did Akin consider the emotional, mental and physical damage a woman experiences when someone takes a decision as intimate as having sex away from her?
Then to be put in the place of birthing the child of the attacker! Why should any woman be chastised for making a decision so hard as to give birth or abort? Especially in the case of “NO means NO?”
This decision, I am positive, is not made with hatred towards the unborn fetus. But a constant reminder of such a traumatic moment can be unbearable.
I salute any woman who chooses to carry through with the pregnancy, but it is unfair to not be sympathetic towards the woman who decides she cannot give birth to her rapist’s baby.