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August 22nd, 2012
12:10 AM ET

Keeping them Honest: Science behind rape statements "lacking"

AC360 tracks down the genesis behind Akin's claims that in instances of rape "the female body has ways to shut it down"

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  1. Carmen Hunchak

    Did anyone hear what Mary Matalin said, "birth control only costs 9 dollars a month." Does this mean that all sexually innactive women (including my 13 year old) should take birth control to prevent a pregnancy from rape? Really!?

    August 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
    • Lorraine George

      She did not infer such a thing. She was pointing out that contraception has been around forever. How can you make such a leap to such a conclusion? If you want to put you daughter on birth control then do it. It's a personal choice.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:44 am |
  2. Joseph G. Guerra

    Mr. Cooper: Last evening 8/21/12 there were two women, I don,t remember their names, talking about rape and abortion and though I feel for both of them, did I hear right the older of the two was raped and had an illegal abortion? Did she really mean to say that and was abortion considered murder back then? What are the limitations on that?

    August 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm |