How do you feel about the United States government dictating what women should or should not be able to do with their own bodies? More specially, how do you feel about government telling women that they can or cannot have birth control? Determining how we can proceed once we have a miscarriage? The rules and regulation of how we will feed our newborns? Whether or not we can abort a pregnancy conceived during rape? Even going so far as to mandate what is legitimate rape and what is not?
During an interview, congressman and U.S. Senate candidate, Todd Akin, was asked whether abortion should be allowed in the case of rape.
Akinâ€™s response, which has flabbergasted the entire part of the population with a uterus, was this: that it was his understanding from doctors that itâ€™s rare for a woman to become pregnant from rape.
Sticking his foot even further down his mouth saying, â€œThe female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down.â€
He then went on to say that punishment should be on the rapist and not the child. Iâ€™m not sure exactly what his wording was because at this point I was passed out cold from his stupidity.
Why is it a politician’s right to pass judgment and decide when a woman can or cannot get an abortion? When did it become the politician’s job to differentiate whether or not a rape is â€œlegitimateâ€ or not?
Rape is rape.
The definition of rape:
A criminal offense defined in most states as forcible sexual relations with a person against that person’s will.
It could be your sister, your mother, your daughter, your grandmother or your wife that this happens to. Rapists donâ€™t care about whom you are or your social standing. Itâ€™s an act of violence and women are the victims. Now the government is trying to victimize rape victims all over again. If any person forces another person to have sex, that is rape.
Rape is not love. Rape is not sex. Rape is not something that a woman asked for or provoked. Rape is not something that anyone deserves. Rape is a weak and mean person doing an angry thing to hurt an innocent person.
I donâ€™t care if the woman was dancing on tables, walking around with her butt hanging out of the bottom of her skirt, her breasts were exposed and she was flirting with every man in sight, unless she says yes, it means no. If a woman says no, she means no. If you have sex with her anyway then you have just committed rape.
Do politicians really believe that women can will their bodies to not be pregnant or be pregnant? Apparently, if itâ€™s a â€œlegitimateâ€ rape, our body knows to shut it down and everything will be fine.
Rape is not fine. Getting pregnant from a rape is about the most scarring thing that could happen to a woman. Not only was she sexually, mentally and physically abused in the original attack, under Congressman Akin she should spend the rest of her life facing, nurturing and loving the fruit of that attack.
What kind of quality of life does Congressman Akin think taking abortion off the table for these women will allow for them or those poor unwanted children?
What do you think of Todd Akinâ€™s statement that â€œThe female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing downâ€?
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