Bryan Fischer, chairman of the American Family Association and the genius behind the idea of forming another “underground railroad” to kidnap children of homosexual adoptive parents, not only took Todd Akin’s side during the recent “controversy” related to his comments about rape, but added his own perspective on what was being done to the Republican senate candidate:
“… so virtually nobody other than the Family Research Council and yours truly—even Rush apparently now is out saying he’s gotta step aside, so everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin. Now you talk about a forcible situation, you talk about somebody being a victim of kind of forcible assault, that would be Todd Akin.”
I’m not even going to present a counter argument for this, because the sheer idiocy coming from this blow-dried, festering pantload of traditional values and Christian pseudoscience is sufficient on its own merits. Some other gems from him include this, which is his attempt to sound science-y:
The host of the talk radio show Focal Point said that the trauma from a “real, genuine rape, a case of forcible rape” would make it “difficult” for a woman to conceive a child, Right Wing Watch notes.
“There’s a very delicate and complex mix of hormones that take place — that are released — in a woman’s body, and if that gets interfered with, it may make it impossible for her or difficult in that particular circumstance to conceive a child,” Fischer said during his show Monday.
“That’s all Todd Akin is saying…and he’s absolutely right about that,” he continued.
This has, of course, been refuted by people who know something about medicine, anatomy, and pregnancy … none of which matters when you don’t care about reality, you think you have God on your side, and you know you’re right.
On a related topic, I have to admit I’m not sure why Akin’s comments caused such a controversy among Republicans. It’s not as if he expressed an opinion that was in any way different from what Republicans have been saying about women for years. Ron Paul said virtually the same thing about “legitimate” rape during the primaries. And we all remember South Dakota State Senator Bill Napoli’s distinction between “brutal” rape and your standard, ho-hum, run of the mill kind:
A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.
Considering how the GOP recently revealed its 2012 platform will have a global ban on abortion even in the case of rape or incest, I honestly have no idea why they find Akin’s comments even remotely politically inconvenient. It fits right in with their narrative.