The Republican Party and God’s abortions

Apparently the GOP’s US Senate candidate for Missouri, Congressman Todd Akin, has explained that women’s bodies somehow expel pregnancies caused by real honest to john rapes. This must mean that God is the GOP’s abortionist.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Far be it from me to say that Mr. Akin is a dimwit although since he now claims to have misspoken I can’t help but wonder if he is a liar.

“In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,”

It is Congressman Akin’s fellow Republicans in Congress who lead me to his question honesty since they are working very hard to clarify what constitutes a legitimate rape..

This has left me to wonder what a legitimate rape is and whether an incident I recall from my college days would pass Republican muster.

I had an athletic acquaintance who was six-foot-eight. He came back from a date late one night and, pleased with himself, told a few of us about the girl he had taken for a drive along the dark country roads of Blue Earth County. He stopped the car beside a farm field and told his date to submit to him or find her own way home in the dark on foot. She submitted for the ride back into town.

I wonder if God was called on to perform an abortion later that night or if God decided that the girl didn’t put up enough of a fight.