Akin on Abortion: It is a Common Practice For Doctors To Give Abortion To Women Who “Are Not Actually Pregnant”

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo) appears to have a long-standing issue with women and reproductive issues.  This video from 2008 shows Akin informing the Congress that it is a  “common practice” for women “who are not actually pregnant” to get abortions. While he has claimed that he just used one word incorrectly in saying that women can physically stop themselves from getting pregnant from “legitimate rape,” this tape shows a certain pattern that is quite odd.

Previously, Akin stated:

“First of all, 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. You know I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

Now that Akin has refused to step aside and Republicans are past the failsafe point to replacing him, Democrats are releasing the greatest hits from his past. This one is a doozy.
Akin explains that the abortionists are just like terrorists. Curiously, he states terrorists want to take away your right to make your own decisions and then call pro-choose doctors terrorists. He then adds this interesting factoid:

You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other lawbreaking. The not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things. The misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die. All of these things are common practice, and all that information is available for America.

The common practice of aborting non-pregnant women will come as something of a surprise to many, particularly when Akin previously explained how rape victims can prevent themselves from getting pregnant.

What is truly amazing is that McCaskill is so unpopular in Missouri that the race remains relatively close despite such statements.

Kudos: Elaine M.

74 thoughts on “Akin on Abortion: It is a Common Practice For Doctors To Give Abortion To Women Who “Are Not Actually Pregnant””

  1. Marginally OT- but not really.

    If you don’t listen to “The Professional Left” (Driftglass and Blue Gal) podcasts here’s a good reason to: #148 (0-38 mins) explains why Todd Aikin has not been tarred and feathered, why we don’t need another political party but only a functioning 4th estate and the unifying principal that has distorted our political reality to the point that it is unrecognizable. Oh, and why Obama ‘lost’ the first debate. It’s a good podcast:


  2. Bron,
    What Aristotle actually said was (yes, I know he didn’t speak English):

    “For what is improbable does happen, and therefore it is probable that improbable things will happen. Granted this, one might argue that “what is improbable is probable.” But this is not true absolutely.”

    I am relieved that Aristotle did NOT say, as you paraphrased:
    “So the improbable is possible and therefore probable.”

    Because he’s off his meds if he said that.

  3. You can both do better than that. But let a lame reply lie/lay there.

    One know not to argue with you guys, that’s useless. Messpoo once held out for two days defending his drones on civilians theme.
    (I did not make my points for your consumption anyway.)

    But some say one person is important, but a crowd is stats.
    Well, I’ll turn it around, let’s realize that behind the stats there is a face and a sorrowing family behing each service number. And there is a politician and a defense contractor who smiles on the way to the bank.
    BOO HOO indeed.

    That was my message other than some ridicule for Mespoo for believeing the dreck he posted from CBS.

    I guess you don’t recall Otteray Scribes comment the other day about IGTNT. I got the news tonight, where such faces and fates behind were given. Ask him about it. A viskt to the site might be good.
    No response expected.

  4. ID:

    “Speaking of abortions and stupids:
    Here am I going nuclear on GB Messpo at the 2,000 dead in Afghanistan thread. He came down, “with all due respect” on sorrowing mother. What did he base it on.”


    I love plays for sympathy. It’s the losing debaters way of crying “uncle.”

  5. It is good to know we are not alone in the loony politician department. Canada has their loons who are obsessed with lady parts:

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