Comments on: GOP Senate Candidate Akin Says Pregnancy ‘Rare’ in ‘Legitimate Rape’ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:03:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: melissa http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28937560 melissa Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:47:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28937560 one more thing~~~~~if they make abortion illegal except in cases of rape, molestation, or risk of death of the mother. there are going to be ALOT more woman claiming rape so they can have an abortion which would be illegal if they did not claim rape JUST SAYING. one more thing~~~~~if they make abortion illegal except in cases of rape, molestation, or risk of death of the mother. there are going to be ALOT more woman claiming rape so they can have an abortion which would be illegal if they did not claim rape JUST SAYING.

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By: melissa http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28937537 melissa Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:44:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28937537 oh and fyi~~~~stress can cause a woman not to ovulate. so a woman trying to get preg should not be stressed!!!! it will not prevent a preg from happening if the woman has already ovulated. oh and fyi~~~~stress can cause a woman not to ovulate. so a woman trying to get preg should not be stressed!!!! it will not prevent a preg from happening if the woman has already ovulated.

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By: melissa http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28937509 melissa Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:40:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28937509 This guy is an idiot! And this is what we are in for if we get Romney/Ryan in the whitehouse. women's rights will go backwards instead of forward. It is our body and we should have every right to decide what happens to it. There are those who say if you dont use birth control you should not have an abortion BUT some of those same people want the ins companies to no longer provide birth control benefits to woman. This guy is an idiot! And this is what we are in for if we get Romney/Ryan in the whitehouse. women’s rights will go backwards instead of forward. It is our body and we should have every right to decide what happens to it. There are those who say if you dont use birth control you should not have an abortion BUT some of those same people want the ins companies to no longer provide birth control benefits to woman.

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By: Trishy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28417292 Trishy Mon, 27 Aug 2012 03:29:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28417292 Try this on for size. Go to almost any search engine and type in the words: "Does stress affect fertility?" and see what you find. You will find literally dozens of websites with medical information confirming that stress can and does in fact reduce fertility. What can be more stressful than rape? He made no claims that pregnancy NEVER occurs as a result of rape, only that it was RARE. This has been confirmed by scientific studies. I am not trying to justify his "legitimate" rape comments; only trying to point out that with a little investigating, it is easy to discover that his other assertion is not insane or incorrect. It is scientifically valid. Try this on for size. Go to almost any search engine and type in the words: “Does stress affect fertility?” and see what you find. You will find literally dozens of websites with medical information confirming that stress can and does in fact reduce fertility. What can be more stressful than rape?
He made no claims that pregnancy NEVER occurs as a result of rape, only that it was RARE. This has been confirmed by scientific studies. I am not trying to justify his “legitimate” rape comments; only trying to point out that with a little investigating, it is easy to discover that his other assertion is not insane or incorrect. It is scientifically valid.

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By: not.on.either.side http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28404768 not.on.either.side Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:40:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28404768 Some of the comments on here prove the people did not see the newscast and really have no idea on the full topic because their replies just twist his words and make themselves sound idiotic for not knowing what was really said. Some of the comments on here prove the people did not see the newscast and really have no idea on the full topic because their replies just twist his words and make themselves sound idiotic for not knowing what was really said.

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By: believer http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28384555 believer Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:47:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28384555 His words were taken out of context. Are all you libs saying that throughout history a women has never lied about being raped? He was saying when actual or 'legitimate' rape occurs pregnancy is very rare. Those are hard statistics. But when whoppie golberg defines a 13 year old being anally abused by an old man that's not 'rape, rape' His words were taken out of context. Are all you libs saying that throughout history a women has never lied about being raped? He was saying when actual or ‘legitimate’ rape occurs pregnancy is very rare. Those are hard statistics. But when whoppie golberg defines a 13 year old being anally abused by an old man that’s not ‘rape, rape’

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By: Frenchy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28380509 Frenchy Tue, 21 Aug 2012 03:09:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28380509 Says a lot about the GOP when this is one of the Congressman their leadership picked to be part of the House Committee on Science. Says a lot about the GOP when this is one of the Congressman their leadership picked to be part of the House Committee on Science.

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By: Sothern Nurse http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28379753 Sothern Nurse Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:18:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28379753 OK Ladies I am just mad now,what a horses patoot(use your imagination) He just passed Judgement on all women,What a fool,the very THOUGHT!!!I did hear President Obama say something to the effect of WOMEN making the HealthCare choices for WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,the good ole boys have been fighting this "ABORTION" fight TOO LONG,,,,,,HELLO!!!!!!!! Its time for the WOMEN to fix it!!!!!! WOMEN need to have a MAJOR hand in CHILD'S ADVOCACY as well, believe me in almost 30 years of nursing I have seen it all(don't even get me started). I for one am UP TO HERE with this MESS!!!!!!! OK Ladies I am just mad now,what a horses patoot(use your imagination) He just passed Judgement on all women,What a fool,the very THOUGHT!!!I did hear President Obama say something to the effect of WOMEN making the HealthCare choices for WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,the good ole boys have been fighting this “ABORTION” fight TOO LONG,,,,,,HELLO!!!!!!!! Its time for the WOMEN to fix it!!!!!! WOMEN need to have a MAJOR hand in CHILD’S ADVOCACY as well, believe me in almost 30 years of nursing I have seen it all(don’t even get me started). I for one am UP TO HERE with this MESS!!!!!!!

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By: tstorm http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28379256 tstorm Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:22:50 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28379256 Anymore, the Republican Party is out of touch with HUMAN BEINGS...! Anymore, the Republican Party is out of touch with HUMAN BEINGS…!

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By: An actual ob-gyn http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/gop-senate-candidate-akin-says-pregnancy-rare-in-legitimate-rape/#comment-28378956 An actual ob-gyn Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:15:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=807893#comment-28378956 Odds of pregnancy after rape: 3%-5% (1)(2) Odds of pregnancy after any single act of unprotected intercourse: from 0% to 9%, depending on the time in a woman's cycle and her age. Average rate: 3% (3) "Rare" is in the eye of the beholder. Another way of saying 3% is: one in every 33 women. (1) Masho S, Odor R, Adera T. Sexual assault in Virginia: A population-based study. Women's Health Issues: Official Publication Of The Jacobs Institute Of Women's Health. July 2005;15(4):157-166. (2) Holmes M, Resnick H, Kilpatrick D, Best C. Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive characteristics from a national sample of women. American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology. August 1996;175(2):320-324.) (3) Wilcox A, Dunson D, Weinberg C, Trussell J, Baird D. Likelihood of conception with a single act of intercourse: providing benchmark rates for assessment of post-coital contraceptives. Contraception. April 2001;63(4):211-215. Odds of pregnancy after rape: 3%-5% (1)(2)
Odds of pregnancy after any single act of unprotected intercourse: from 0% to 9%, depending on the time in a woman’s cycle and her age. Average rate: 3% (3)

“Rare” is in the eye of the beholder. Another way of saying 3% is: one in every 33 women.

(1) Masho S, Odor R, Adera T. Sexual assault in Virginia: A population-based study. Women’s Health Issues: Official Publication Of The Jacobs Institute Of Women’s Health. July 2005;15(4):157-166.
(2) Holmes M, Resnick H, Kilpatrick D, Best C. Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive characteristics from a national sample of women. American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology. August 1996;175(2):320-324.)
(3) Wilcox A, Dunson D, Weinberg C, Trussell J, Baird D. Likelihood of conception with a single act of intercourse: providing benchmark rates for assessment of post-coital contraceptives. Contraception. April 2001;63(4):211-215.

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