21 Aug '12, 7pm

If We Can't Understand Rape, How Can We Solve Climate Change?

If We Can't Understand Rape, How Can We Solve Climate Change?

FromTalkingToDoctors.Tumblr.com /Screen capture Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who is challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race, recently defended his belief that abortion should be illegal, even in cases of incest and rape, by claiming that, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Um, what? Thinking people everywhere responded by pointing out how inaccurate and ridiculous Akin’s statement is. Responding to the controversy, Discovery News helpfully refreshes our memory on the basic, basic , science of the birds and bees: When a viable sperm penetrates a viable egg inside a woman’s reproductive tract, the result is a fertilized egg that can then implant in the uterus. That fact of life is consistent regardless of how that sperm and egg met up, including whether or not the sperm was ejaculated during rape. … “P...

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