Here's the transcript:
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Akin said that even in the worst-case scenario — when the supposed natural protections against unwanted pregnancy fail — abortion should still not be a legal option for the rape victim.
“Let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work, or something,” Akin said. “I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
What the hell is "legitimate rape"?
Fortunately, we don't have to go any further than the local Alaska blog, The Immoral Minority, and its owner, Jesse Griffin, to get an answer. He thinks that rape in prison is "legitimate rape":
Somehow I think this verdict knocked that cocky grin right off Schaeffer Cox's face.
Now he is headed to PMITA prison. And in my opinion it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.
That was penned back on June 18th, when Shaeffer Cox was sentenced to a long term in Federal prison. PMITA, by the way, are the initials of Pound Me in the Ass, which, in the context of the term, means forcible rape of male prisoners.
By announcing "it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy," Griffin was fully endorsing not only a criminal act, but also giving a sort of legitimacy to this awful product of a criminal justice system gone amok.
Griffin wasn't alone back then at The Immoral Minority in endorsing criminal sexual assault in our prisons. At the time, I wrote about the sickening comments at his blog:
I sent well over 100 people back to prison, while working to assure thousands of others were released back into public life after serving their time.
Nothing sickens me more in regard to incarceration, prison or prison life than wishes for sexual violence upon a prisoner, female or male. That young males bound for prison will be forcefully sodomized while institutionalized is a meme, most notably, commonly. and carelessly shown through "Bubba" references
Anyone who wishes rape upon another person, or predicts such ill treatment, while at the same time not doing anything to reduce chances of that occurring, is a scoundrel.This summer, a close friend who had read both Griffin's disgusting trash and my response, asked me if I thought Griffin had learned from my column. I told him, "I hope so, but probably not."
But a tweet on the Todd Akin matter today, forced me to check The Immoral Minority for the first time in a while:
As if on cue, The Immoral Minority is back to wishing for the "legitimate rape" of Schaeffer Cox:
He'll make someone a lovely wife in prison.and:
I agree, and I'm thinking that's why he wants to cut a deal. He's already been road-tested by several and has decided life would be better on the outside.Griffin moderates every comment at his site. Continuing to promote rape, as he does, is a major stain on our progressive blogging community in Alaska.
He is no better a man than Rep. Todd Akin.