Senate candidate Todd Akin said some garbled and erroneous things about rape and abortion and has since clarified them. It appears that he was trying to distinguish between statutory rape and the more violent form, but he used the unfortunate and false term of “legitimate” to describe the latter. He obviously wasn’t trying to say that some rapes were legitimate in the sense of being acceptable, but that isn’t how the media and the Left are playing it. If anything, he was implying that statutory rapes were less severe.
His broader point of defending the children of rapists from death and destruction was lost.
While Romney and Ryan were quick to do the politically expedient thing in distancing themselves from Akin, I’m disappointed that their response was an endorsement of abortion in the case of rape. I would have preferred the following:
We disagree with Akin’s botched descriptions of “legitimate rape,” of course, because he knows and we know there is no such thing.
But we agree that as awful as any type of rape is, it is never a justification for killing the innocent human being who was conceived by the rape. Killing the unborn does not undo the rape.
We also want to note that statutory rape is still rape, and that Planned Parenthood has a long and detailed history of systemically hiding those atrocities. If elected, one of our first acts will be to investigate them and defund them so that victims of statutory rape and sex trafficking will be protected and that your tax dollars will not support the protection of their abusers.
If we had journalists who were even remotely unbiased, they’d do the following:
- Report on the statutory rape and sex trafficking cover-ups at Planned Parenthood.
- Give more attention to the FRC shooting, where a pro-gay person — apparently fueled by the ironic hate speech of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Left in general — planned to shoot those who hold the same views about marriage that Barrack Obama did until a few months ago. They were barely reporting on this story as it was. Now it will disappear completely.
- Note that Akin is obviously not pro-rape. He just misspoke in a very bad way.
- The current President defended infanticide.
- Note that the gaffes of Biden weren’t mistakes (reporting on that will disappear today as well
When this topic comes up I hope that pro-lifers will be quick to point out that all rapes are evil and that killing the children conceived in rapes is also wrong. Ask pro-choicers if they oppose all rapes, and if so, why aren’t they alarmed that Planned Parenthood doesn’t just misspeak about rapes, as Akin did, but they systematically cover them up?