Thursday, August 23, 2012

Did ABC and US News really provide support for Todd Akin?

President Obama has said that Todd Akin "somehow missed science class."

But Dr. and Attorney Orly Taitz, Esq. has issued a Press Release that challenges Obama and provides an answer to Obama in regards to some missed classes:
At a recent fundraiser Obama attacked and ridiculed Congressman Akin claiming that Akin missed his science class.

Obama continued a vicious campaign of misrepresentation and defamation of Akin’s character.

At a recent interview Akin, who is a pro life Christian, was asked about pregnancy after rape. Akin mentioned that he is not a doctor, but from what he was told by doctors, when it is indeed a case of rape (meaning as opposed to false reports of rape, when a woman has consensual sex and later claims rape) in cases where it is legitimately rape (meaning legitimate evidence of rape ) a woman rarely gets pregnant.

Akin was telling the truth, which is indeed backed by science. Statistically only in 5% of reported case of rape a woman becomes pregnant.

Akin never said that rape is legitimate, he did not state that a woman cannot get pregnant, he stated that a woman rarely becomes pregnant after rape. This can be easily explained by the fact that in case of a violent crime like rape, a woman is in stress, Her Adrenalin level, a fight or flight hormonal level is highly elevated, which makes it much more difficult for her to get pregnant and sustain pregnancy. Below are several links to main stream media, far left liberal publications, such as USNews, ABC and others, which are saying exactly what Akin is saying, “in situations of high stress, it is difficult for a woman to get pregnant”.

So, as we finished the discussion regarding Akin in favor of Akin, who actually understands science and against Obama, who is clueless regarding science, let’s go to other areas, such as criminal law and evidence. . .
Dr. Taitz provides some supporting evidence:

US News & World Report:
 Can’t Get Pregnant? How Stress May Be Causing Your Infertility

Natural Society:
 The Causes of Infertility | Why She Can't Get Pregnant

ABC News:
What Effects Can Stress Have On My Ability To Get Pregnant?

Dr. John C. Willke, writes on the website Christian Life Resources about how pregnancies resulting from rape are extremely rare:
Finally, factor in what is certainly one of the most important reasons why a rape victim rarely gets pregnant, and that’s physical trauma. Every woman is aware that stress and emotional factors can alter her menstrual cycle. To get and stay pregnant a woman’s body must produce a very sophisticated mix of hormones. Hormone production is controlled by a part of the brain that is easily influenced by emotions. There’s no greater emotional trauma that can be experienced by a woman than an assault rape. This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy.
An abbreviated version of his column also appears on the Physicians for Life website.

Please read her entire Press Release here

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