This has been going on for a while now but has just been recently brought to light by this insane Republican running for Senate in Missouri Todd Akin. In 1979 a judge in Arkansas, James Leon Holmes, (who is a federal judge appointed by Bush..shocking) said "concerns for rape victims is a red herring, because conception happens about as often as snowfall in Miami" Henry Aldridge, 1995, a republican state representative said " the facts show that women who are raped, who are truly raped, the juices don't flow, the body functions don't work" I love that part, "who are truly raped" he also said that "in order for conception to take place there has to be a little help" 1998 Republican Steve Freind "rape obviously is a traumatic experience, when a woman gets raped, she secretes a certain secretion, which has a tendency to kill sperm" Of course Freind said that this was based on fact, of which no proof has ever been brought to the light. Also in 1998 Republican Fay Boozeman lost a senate race to Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas after she commented that conception was rare as a result of rape because of "god's little shield" That crazy ass woman in Nevada that ran against Harry Reid this past year, said women who are raped and are pregnant as a result should have their child because you are making lemonade out of lemons. Something else that is shocking is that in some states 31 to be exact, rapists who impregnate their victims, actually could get parental rights to the child. So if you are a woman who gets raped, and is impregnated, Republicans would make it illegal to get an abortion, and then in some states your attacker could file for parental rights to that child. 32,000 rapes result in pregnancy in this country per year. The attacks on planned parenthood, the attacks on a womans right to choose, the attacks on the healthcare bill which if repealed would allow insurers to discriminate against women just for the sole purpose of being women. I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would ever entertain the notion of voting for these whack jobs. I bet their tune would change if their daughter, or their mother, or sister was raped and it resutled in pregnancy. A part of me wants to believe that they don't really believe this garbage, and that they just say they do so they can get votes from the conservative christian lunatics. But who knows.