Rep. Todd Akin, whom a majority of Missouri Republicans want representing them in the U.S. Senate, has the tortured logic of an Inquisitor during the witch trials. If you float, you’re a witch and we’ll burn you. If you drown, you weren’t a witch, but you’re still dead. If you find yourself knocked up from your “legitimate rape” then you must have enjoyed it or asked for it or or you weren’t scared enough or your skirt was too short, hence you weren’t really raped. If you were raped and you’re not pregnant, well then, by golly, you were raped and God has protected you – he loves you enough to not let you become pregnant, but not enough to stop the rape, you witch slut.
Respectfully, could Pro-Choicers please stop bellowing about exemptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother? When we do that, it adds legitimatization to the anti-choice position that personhood begins at conception. These “exceptions” do not need to be arrived at for humanitarian reasons when out position is that a fertilized egg is not a person; a blastocyst is not a baby, and that up to the point of viability outside the womb, when the fetus is no longer attached to the body of another human being, a woman should have the unrestricted right to make whatever the hell decision she wants. Nature already provides a nice clean line for the matter. It’s called birth.
photo: Vincent Price as The Conqueror Worm