Dear Representative Akin -
Dear Representative Akin -
First you said, “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”
WC is curious. What is “legitimate rape” and how does it differ from “illegitimate rape”? Rape has a very clear definition in the law, and WC hasn’t seen your distinction any where else. So please explain.
Then you said, “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. I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life, and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action.”
WC is still confused. So it’s okay to harm the first innocent victim for nine months after the rape – WC isn’t clear about whether this is an illegitimate or legitimate rape – by forcing the victim or a horrific crime to bear the child of the offender? Let’s think this through. If the rape victim threatens suicide, preferring to kill herself and the fetus rather than go through a nightmarish ordeal, that’s okay?
WC notes you are a member of the U.S. House Science Committee. WC would assume you checked out the science before stating your belief in the secret powers of the “female body.” But, of course, you didn’t check the science. If you had, you’d know that the science is that there are some 32,000 pregnancies in the United States each and every year as a result of rapes. That’s a pretty serious number of victims to overlook, don’t you think? Or did you know the science, and ignore it to pursue your extremist agenda?
Whichever the answer, WC finds himself in rare agreement with Senator John Cornyn (R, TX), who has personally told you to withdraw from the election. WC thinks you should resign from the Science Committee, too.
That said, WC does want to thank you and your Teabagger (in)sensibilities for pretty much handing the contested Missouri Senate seat to incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill (D, Missouri). She might have lost to a less incompetent candidate.
But, seriously, why don’t you and your barbaric attitudes just crawl back under whatever neolithic rock you crawled out from under?
PS. What, you say WC is piling on? Meh. You deserve it.