Sunday, October 21, 2012

Todd Akin Supports Life and Deserves Our Support

 In the US Senate race for Missouri Claire McCaskill is running attack ads against Todd Akin regarding his comments about forcible rape and pregnancy. The pro-abortion Senator McCaskill claims she is concerned about women’s rights, unless of course the female is a baby being aborted. McCaskill supports all abortions including late term partial birth abortions. She is an ardent supporter of Barack Hussein Obama, a man who not only supports late term partial birth abortions, but infanticide. (See Obama’s opposition to Born Alive Act in Illinois).

Todd Akin’s first mistake was going on the biased Charles Jaco show.  Charles Jaco has no credibility. (see Jaco’s fake Iraq gas attack). Jaco was looking for a gotcha moment and he got one. Akin is a devoted pro-life supporter and what he said should not amount to a political death sentence where many “establishment” Republicans called on Akin to “fall on his sword” and drop out of the race for US Senate.

Nevertheless, let’s look at what Akin said. He said pregnancies are rare from forcible rape and believed woman’s bodies have a way of rejecting becoming pregnant because of the stressful attack. There is an article from Physicians for, where they claim assault rape pregnancies are rare, therefore Akin did not pull that thought out of thin air. Furthermore, according to Planned Parenthood only about 5% of woman who are forcibly raped become pregnant. That means 95% of victims of forcible rape do not get pregnant. Whether a woman’s body can actually reject pregnancy is unknown because there has not been a study on it. Yet, I have some friends who were very healthy and wanted to conceive, however they were unable to do so. They adopted a child and soon after they were able to conceive and had two biological children of their own. I have heard similar stories about other couples who could not conceive, but did so after adopting another child. This opens up the possibility of a woman’s body rejecting impregnation due to stress; however, I do not believe there have been any legitimate, objective studies on the phenomenon.

The following is a graphic description of what a Partial-Birth Abortion entails: According to National Right to Life: “Partial-Birth Abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal (vagina), except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb).  The abortionist punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument, such as a long surgical scissors or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar.  He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound, and removes the baby's brain with a powerful suction machine.  This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby.”
  Planned Parenthood’s website states a partial-birth abortion procedure is called a D&E — Dilation and Evacuation. Their website explains the procedure in depth and point out, “In later second-trimester procedures, you may also need a shot through your abdomen to make sure there is fetal demise before the procedure begins.”  The website gives information on where to find an abortion provider and cautions “Please keep in mind that after about 24 weeks of pregnancy, abortions are usually performed only for serious health reasons.”

Late term partial birth abortions are not done to save the life of the mother because the baby is fully delivered except for the head. Therefore, the baby could be fully delivered and allowed to live. Nevertheless, Claire McCaskill still supports late term partial birth abortions.

Todd Akin cares about life and the life of the child unlike McCaskill who supports all abortion and Obama who not only supports all abortion but infanticide.  There are many other reasons not to re-elect Obama and McCaskill but most importantly, if someone does not care about the sanctity of life, how can you be sure they have the moral character to make the right decisions on any other matter?  That is why Obama and McCaskill need to be defeated November 6, 2012.

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