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The Legitimate Children of Rape

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Writing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Felicia H. Stewart and Dr. James Trussell have estimated that there are twenty-five thousand rape-related pregnancies each year in the United States

 

'..................the relationship between rape and pregnancy has been a topic of highly politicized debate since long before Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape,” Paul Ryan’s bill with its category of “forcible rape,” and Sharron Angle’s suggestion, two years ago, that women pregnant through rape make “a lemon situation into lemonade.”

 

There is a veritable war of statistics about rape and pregnancy, and the confusion is exacerbated by the competing agendas of the pro-choice and anti-abortion movements.

 

Historically, rape has been seen less as a violation of a woman than as a theft from a man to whom that woman belonged, either her husband or her father, who suffered an economic loss (a woman’s marriageability spoiled) and an insult to his honor. There was also the problem of bastard children, who were considered a social burden

 

One [also] sees the problem abroad, where the Helms Amendment is taken to mean that no agency receiving U.S. funding can mention abortion even to women who have been systematically raped as part of a genocidal campaign.

 

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India’s Truth Bomb

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Bollywood film star Aamir Khan is shaking up India with a TV juggernaut that airs the dirty laundry of one billion people. ...

 

'For 11 weeks, Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest acting stars, has perched himself in empathetic attitude before a studio audience in what looks like the classic talk-show set-up. But each week Khan has used this format to expose India's social ills. The television show has earned him plaudits — and massive ratings — in a country where you can usually only pull such crowds with sport or cheap thrills such as reality television.

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The GOP: Shutting that whole thing down: Todd Akin, rape, pregnancy and abortion

The GOP: Shutting that whole thing down: Todd Akin, rape, pregnancy and abortion | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

'An entire political party in one of the most advanced and educated countries on earth has become a caricature of the most basal evolved insecurities about masculinity. They seem terrified of losing control over the means of reproduction and petrified of cuckoldry.'

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