by Jason Stotts
A woman gets raped during a robbery, accused of the theft, and then jailed. She filed suit against the police and eventually wins. Her case is alarming and worth reading if you aren’t familiar with it.
I discussed Todd Akin in my piece “Rape and the Magical Female Body,” but now someone is trying to explain his idiocy. Rep. Phil Gingrey is now coming out to defend Akin:
On Thursday [Gingrey told] a local Chamber of Commerce breakfast that Akin was “partially right” when he said last year that a woman can stop herself from getting pregnant.
“We tell infertile couples all the time that are having trouble conceiving because of the woman not ovulating, ‘Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don’t be so tense and uptight because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate,’” Gingrey said.
Is it a prequisite of being a Republican that you have to be completely ignorant of human biology and reproduction? It’s no wonder the Republicans were able to so decisively snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the last election.