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Publicly apologize for claiming that women cannot become pregnant from "legitimate" acts of rape

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Sue H (7)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:24 am
What a twisted piece of work. Noted with disgust and signed.

Rock H (254)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:22 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

. (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:38 am
n&s.This moron needs a lesson in biology along with a kick up his stupid butt.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:39 am
Every time I see this man I just want to slap the crap out of him !
Signed Cher Thanks

Michela M (3964)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:39 am


Lisa Neste (207)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:46 am
Signed, thanks!

Barbara K (60)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:37 pm
Anyone this cold and ignorant should not be in our government at any level.

Dee C (229)
Monday August 20, 2012, 1:10 pm
The man is a complete moron..To make such a ridiculous claim is just absurd..
And then to lie and say any Doctor would make that claim is even crazier..

Thanks Sweetie..

Kit B (276)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:01 pm

Petition signed - I am going to repeat what I said on another thread about this, because I believe it to be true.

For the many women who do not report rape and only rarely discuss it with a very trusted friend, this is why. I saw this interview clip last night which was followed by one of the worst retractions of late. The problem is not that he spoke to quickly to answer the reporter, the problem is that he spoke at all.

What a surprise, he hasn't the first clue about female anatomy, and what has become a BIG selling point lately, actual rape is rare. No, rape is common, it may not be reported, but I would guess that I am not the only woman that others have shared their stories with.

In a continued effort to force their personal agenda on all of us, near illiterates like this dimwit, try to use rape as tool for their anti-abortion agenda.

What makes me most angry is that women buy into this stupid, political rhetoric. You have rights, stop listening to these MEN, and stand up for yourself. You did not ASK to be raped, you and only you can decide whether or not you want to carry a child of rape to full term or have an abortion. Neither god, nor Jesus nor any bible speaks to the issue of abortion - stop listening to these bonehead, ignoramuses, and make your own decisions about your own body. Rape is real, there is no grey line.

chris b (2474)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:10 pm
What a consummate ignoramus!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:21 pm
signed, TU Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:26 pm
already signed, thanks Cher

Erin R (181)
Monday August 20, 2012, 5:36 pm

Kit B (276)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:19 pm

Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Cher because you have done so within the last week.

Fran F (118)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:41 pm
I hope his willfully ignorant and repugnant comments speed up the demise of the party of no! Signed and noted, thanks.

Sara Williams (8)
Monday August 20, 2012, 9:55 pm
How discomforting to know that this man is part of the policy making process. Gladly signed.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:59 pm
What an a.h. I can't believe that there are people in this day and age who can utter such idiocies out loud without shame at their own ignorance!

Aleisha Williams (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:00 am
There are so many words to describe this revoltingly ignorant man. I cannot believe he said this. he obviously has no intelligence, but more importantly compassion.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:07 am
signed, thnx.

Danuta W (1250)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 2:29 am

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 2:34 am
Where does this idiot get his info. Signed.

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 3:52 am
Thanks Cher--could it be that others feel the same way in his Party--hmm

signed and noted

Carol H (229)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 4:43 am
signed and noted

Joy W (103)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:04 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6:36 am
This moron is not only a disgusting "human" but an insult to all women. Noted and signed ~ thank you Cher!

JL A (281)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6:51 am
He should also be removed from the House's Science Committee by Boehner--there is a petition for that.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 7:16 am
Signed and noted.

Kimberly McMahen (25)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 10:09 am
For one, rape is rape. There is NO "legitimate" and "illegitimate" rape. Secondly, this is exactly why we rank so low in education. The right wing is rewriting science and history. Why is the GOP declaring war on women? Next to go is our vote and then their version of sharia law. Break out the burkas. Women are losing all constitutional rights. We are humans with (supposedly) inalienable rights. Hey GOP do you remember that thing called the Constitution - or just the parts that YOU want to remember?

Raiin Blue (72)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 10:44 am

Veronica C (22)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:32 am
I honestly don't think he needs me to tell him. He can't be that stupid as to actually think what he said is true. He has to know basic biology!

Linda h (86)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:30 pm
Signed. But then people are really that stupid all over this country.

Lucie G (39)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:35 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:35 pm

Tim L (86)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 12:49 pm
This moron is typical of the republican party. They only care about fetuses. They don't give a damn about the child after it is born. If you think things are bad now, vote for these holier than thou jerk-offs and see just how bad it will be.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:16 pm
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that we have somebody that stupid in the government in the Republican Party. Just vote for the Republicans in November and it will be like the 1950's all over again for women. Signed and noted

Jim Phillips (3257)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 1:38 pm
Petition signed.

Akin needs to be booted out of office immediately.
Akin has no place, does not belong on the science committee.

Akin, along with Ryan, do not belong anywhere in congress for their views on rape.

The one rape Akin could possibly understand as being legitimate, possibly justifiable, would be if
he were sent into a men's prison. Akin just might understand...

, he won't... Just too stupid!

Ty, Cher.

David Menard (43)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 2:20 pm
Noted and signed Disgusted by just how many ignorant asshats believe that idiotic drivel .If morons like him get elected prepare for GOP to drag the US back to the 13th century. knuckle dragging nitwits.

Sharon F (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 2:41 pm
What an idiot! He should not be on the public payroll. All people in US Congress and state legislatures should have to pass a test, e.g. an 8th grade graduation test and/or tests required for teacher licensure. Me thinks half of the US Congress is likely to say something as stupid as Todd Akin's remark.

It is time for the press to step up to the plate and ask all candidates more tough questions, so we can see what they are really thinking. Let's not let this comment by Akin fade away; it all fits with the ReTHUGnican War on Women.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 3:13 pm
Todd Akin Comes Clean

There, was that so hard?

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 4:38 pm
just cause men who get raped don't get pregnant, doesn't mean it applies to women too.

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:17 pm
Rep. Akin may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but I don't believe for one moment, that he believes what he said. He is following the rhetoric of the Tea Party Republican GOP, led by the Koch Brothers.
This is about 'power & control' over women, which they believe they are losing. Women's rights scare them to death. They don't feel strong and manly, if they can't CONTROL.

That's always what it's been about.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:22 pm
The Onion

Pregnant Woman Relieved To Learn Her Rape Was Illegitimate,29258/

LITCHFIELD, CT—Though she was initially upset following the brutal sexual assault last month that left her pregnant, victim Martha Byars told reporters she was relieved Sunday to learn from Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) that her ability to conceive her unwanted child proves she was not, in fact, legitimately raped.

“Being violently coerced into having sex was the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, so I take comfort in knowing it wasn’t actually rape,” Byars said of the vicious encounter in which she was accosted in an alleyway by a stranger, pinned to the ground, and penetrated against her will for 25 minutes. “It was absolutely horrific—I felt violated in the worst way imaginable—but thanks to Congressman Akin, I now realize it must, at some level, have been consensual after all.”

“Thank God for that,” Byars added. “I’m so relieved to know that my child’s father, the man who muffled my screams as he forcefully penetrated me over and over and left me hemorrhaging to death on the street, is not a rapist.”


Republicans Condemn Akin's Comments As Blemish On Party's Otherwise Spotless Women's Rights Record
Explaining that the Republican senatorial candidate’s statements had “really opened her eyes” by helping her understand the workings of her own reproductive system, Byars said she only wishes she could have known at the time of her near-fatal assault that the female body has ways to shut down conception during cases of tried-and-true rape.

“Now that I know the truth, I realize none of the telltale signs of legitimate rape were there at all,” mused Byers, noting that her body did not in any way shut down but in fact continued to register excruciating pain throughout the entire cruel ordeal. “I must have at least subconsciously wanted it—otherwise, the sperm wouldn’t have been able to enter my body.”

“Not only is this knowledge a blessing for me,” she continued, “but it will no doubt bring great hope to the tens of thousands of women who are forcibly and savagely impregnated in the United States every year.”


Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:36 pm

Jim, those two from ONION said it all. Some times the only answer to an idiot is to laugh at the stupidity.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:42 pm
Signed & Noted. Thank you, Cher. I've signed many of these from various groups in the past couple days. If Akin isn't booted from office soon, I can't believe he will still be there after the election. Is it more unbelievable that a sitting member of Congress actually said this...or that he was voted into office in the first place?

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:43 pm
Only a man could express such a notion.................'never argue with an idiot - they just drag you down to their level.....and this is one big idiot. Thanks Cher, signed and noted.

Michael M (5)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 5:51 pm
There is a reason as to repukes want to cut education funding and sponsor only abstinence only sex 'education' courses in schools: It's to keep you RWNJ's in line and uneducated. Proof is right here with this moron.

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6:38 pm
Does ANYONE want a person of such limited intelligence to vote on anything?

Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6:45 pm

Ahh, I missed that press conference MJ.

Robert it's not just limited intellect, it's an intentional push to force any woman who is raped to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. Further, Ryan has made public statements that all abortions should be illegal. Not that he is saying that women who have abortions should go to jail or that doctors who perform abortions should be jailed...but if it's illegal - it is illegal. This is SMALLER government? In what fantasy is the government being in a woman body about smaller government, it can not get much bigger or more intrusive than that.

Janet R (38)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 7:10 pm
Such great comments here, thanks Cher, Kit, and Jim, laughed quite a bit on those onion pieces. Of course, Akin is a complete idiot and should not getting taxpayer money for making such ridiculous and stupid comments. He might actually win the Senate election; it's very close at this time, even after this ridiculous comment. I hope the Show-me state shows Akin the door.

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:19 pm
Two more petitions:

Remove Todd Akin From the House Science Committee

PETITION: Remove Todd Akin from the Science Committee

Karen Marion (30)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 8:47 pm
how does he really feel.......about women........the ones he knows and loves..........and the ones he does not know ....

Marie W (67)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:26 pm
Signed them all

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 10:42 pm

Ludger W (65)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 11:30 pm
noted, signed, ty

Maggie Carmel (5)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 8:47 am

Ignorants! How can they believe that raped women can't have consequences!
Do they also believe that nothing can happen from incest??

I wonder how they would feel if this happened to any female in their family

Sharon L (132)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 11:03 am
Signed and thank you. The Dark Ages are upon us. We can debate his intellect
and his ability to understand basic biology all day. The tragedy is, he thought
this! In this day and age, he made this mistake, we wonder about whats next
for them to mess up. We need to purge congress, basic tests are not to awful
or discriminating when members are this far behind in ability and education.

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 12:16 pm

Emma S (239)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 2:56 pm
All signed - thanks, Cher and Jelica.

Just in case anyone missed this, posted by JL - it might make you smile, if grimly:

James Merit (144)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 6:32 pm
n, s, ty.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:42 pm
Signed , is he an expert ?

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 7:57 pm
Noted and signed.

Sam E M (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:35 am
Quote from the article: “From what I understand from doctors…if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” said Akin.

What doctors? If Akin didn't just invent them, they should be named and shamed.

A woman being raped is terrified, she doesn't know if she won't be killed afterwards, she's praying with all her might not only for the attack and disgusting enforced sexual act to be over but also to get away with her life.
But Akin thinks that while her brain is practically numb with fear the rest of her body is capable of shutting down and rejecting the invading sperm. Is there a brain in his head or a chickpea?
Rape is rape and how can it ever be non-violent, even if the act is forced upon a woman by her partner or a friend? If she's non-consenting then it obviously implies violence because if not then she'd just say no and that would be enough. If the man doesn't stop but goes through with the sexual act against the woman's will, then what else would anyone call it but rape?

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 3:21 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Cindy B (61)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:06 am
Personally, I am SO PLEASED that Akin said what he did. If we believe that REPUBLICANS ARE FLAWED -- flawed by their cluelessness, their greed, their hypocrisy, whatever... WE NEED ALL THE HARD PROOF WE CAN GET.

So, THANK YOU, Mr. Akin. You've done us a great service. And please, don't listen to 'em..... stay in the race! The Dems need you to stay in the race cause we need that seat.

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:49 pm
N&S Shocking comments!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday August 27, 2012, 10:48 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 10:12 pm
so, what would happen if, God forbid, his wife or daughter were raped and it resulted in pregnancy?!
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