Paternalistic Claptrap

Toward the end of the clip in which Rep. Todd Akin makes the outrageous claim that women is victimized in “legitimate rapes” can’t get pregnant, he says he thinks we should focus on punishing rapists rather than the victims child. [Like that’s some kind of an out!] 

Dig a little deeper into the subtext of man’s opinion with regard to rape and abortion, however – i.e. abortions shall not permitted even in the case of rape – and you come to realize that what he means is that he thinks allowing women who’ve been raped the right to an abortion “victimizes” them again the suffering of the victim means less to him than the fate of the unborn fetus.

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