What ‘science’ backs Akin’s rape claim? [Video]
He’s apologized and he’s remaining in the race for the U.S. Senate despite pressure from Mitt Romney and other leaders of his Republican Party. But where did Congressman Todd Akin come up with his “scientific” claim that in cases of “legitimate rape” as he put it a women’s body naturally will reject pregnancy?
Apparently he is not alone in this belief.
The suggestion was originally proffered by Dr. John C. Willke, CNN reports. Willke, a medical doctor and a long-time anti-abortion activist wrote a book in 1985, since republished, in which he asserts that a rape victim’s hormones can naturally make her less fertile and prevent pregnancy.
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