Todd Akin's Abortion Gaffe

  • Aired:  08/28/12
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Missouri Congressman Todd Akin says the female body has natural defense mechanisms against "legitimate" rape, and Iowa's Steve King never heard of statutory rape pregnancy. (6:35)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

HURRICANE ISAAC CONTINUES TO BEAR DOWN ON THE GULF COAST, BUT IT IS NOT THE ONLY STORM

SWIRLING AROUND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

WHILE I WAS OFF LAST WEEK,

MISSOURI REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE AND CADAVER HAIRCUT MODEL TODD AKIN GOT SOME

UNWANTED ATTENTION WHEN HE WEIGHED IN ON EVERYONE'S FAVORITE LIGHTHEARTED SUMMERTIME

TOPIC, ABORTION FOR RAPE VICTIMS.

JIM --

>> IF AN ABORTION COULD BE CONSIDERED IN THE CASE OF SAVE A 2, TUBE BALANCE PREGNANCY WHAT

ABOUT IN THE CASE OF RAPE.

>> FIRST OF ALL FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM DOCTORS THAT IS REALLY RARE, IF IT IS A

LEGITIMATE RAPE, THE FEMALE BODY HAS WAYS TO TRY TO SHUT THAT WHOLE THING DOWN.

>> Stephen: NOW, IT HAS CAUSED SOME CONTROVERSY BUT ALL HE IS SAYING IS THAT THERE ARE AN

ACTUAL LEGITIMATE BY THE BOOK SEXUAL ASSAULT THE -- AND I DON'T WANT TO USE A TESTICLE

HERE, SUSIE HAS A NATURAL DEFENSE MECHANISM, THE SAME WAY A DOUG DOLLAR FIR THREATENS ITS

BARK WHEN ATTACKED BY A JAPANESE PINE BEETLE, SO ALL AKIN IS SAYING HERE IS, YOU KNOW,

ACTUALLY, I DON'T WANT TO TAKE CREDIT FOR HIS FAVORITE STAND,

LET ME PUT HIS FACE OVER MINE FOR THIS.

ALL HE IS SAYING IS, THE FEMALE BODY SHUTS THAT WHOLE THING DOWN TO PREVENT A PREGNANCY DURING A

LEGITIMATE RAPE, THEREFORE, ANY WOMAN WHO GETS PREGNANT WASN'T REALLY RAPED.

THANKS, JIM.

A STRAIGHT SHOOTER.

OF COURSE, ONE OR TWO, EVERY WOMAN IN AMERICA GOT UPSET AT AKIN'S REMARKS AND MITT ROMNEY

HIMSELF HAS CALLED FOR AKIN TO LEAVE THE RACE, BUT ONE BRAVE CONSERVATIVE OUT THERE IS

WILLING TO STAND BEHIND AKIN.

IOWA CONGRESSMAN AND NOTED CORN PACKER STEVE KING.

>> AKIN IS A STRONG CHRISTIAN MAN WITH A WONDERFUL FAMILY.

>> HE SUPPORTS THAT NO TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR ABORTION, IT WOULD

BAN FEDERAL FUNDING OF ABORTIONS EXCEPT IN CASES OF FORCIBLE RAPE, RIGHT NOW MEDICAID ALSO

COVERS ABORTIONS FOR VICKS OF STATUTORY RAPE OR INCEST.

FOR EXAMPLE, A 12-YEAR-OLD WHO GETS PREGNANT, CONGRESSMAN KEEN SAYS HE IS NOT AWARE OF ANY

VICTIM LIKE THAT.

>> I JUST HAVEN'T HEARD OF THAT BEING A CIRCUMSTANCE THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO ME IN ANY

PERSONAL WAY.

>> Stephen: YES, STEVE KING HASN'T HEARD OF PRESIDENT GEORGE

BUSH THAN CITIES AMONG VICTIMS OF STATUTORY RAPE.

I THOUGHT I DID HERE IT SOMEWHERE.

WHERE WAS THAT, JIMMY?

>> IF THERE IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR OUT THERE WHO HAS IMPREGNATE ADD

YOUNG GIRL, SAY, A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL, IF THAT SEXUAL PREDATOR COULD PICK THAT GIRL OFF THE

PLAYGROUND AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HAUL HER ACROSS THE STATE LINE AND FORCE HER TO GET AN

ABORTION TO ERADICATE THE EVIDENCE OF HIS CRIME, AND BRING HER BACK AND DROP HER OFFER AT

THE SWING SET AND THAT IS NOT GET THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

>> Stephen: OH, RIGHT.

IT WAS STEVE KING, HE SAID IT BUT HE DIDN'T HEAR IT.

BECAUSE YOUR VOICE GOES THIS WAY AND YOUR EARS GO ALL THE WAY BACK HERE.

YOU HAVE TO GO, HEY --

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: ANYWAY, AKIN IS NOT DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE,

AND THAT IS A BIT OF A WRINKLE BECAUSE ROMNEY ALREADY TRAILED OBAMA AMONG THE LADIES BY 12 POINTS.

SO CLEARLY IF REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO ATTRACT THE SHE VOTER THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE

FEMALE BODY A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

>> WELL, I AM HERE TO HELP.

JIMMY.

GIVE ME SOME LEARNING ABOUT THE LADIES MUSIC.

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> WELCOME.

WELCOME.

WELCOME, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

TO THE VAGINA ITOUCH.

ACTUALLY YOU KNOW, COULD WE CHANGE THAT MAIM TO SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY?

THAT'S BETTER.

WELCOME TO THE HOO-HA LADY ZONE 5,000 WHERE WE REPORT YOUR Z GO DECIDE.

LET'S SEE HOW TO GET THIS STARTED.

I CAN NEVER, I CAN NEVER REMEMBER HOW TO GET THE LADY ZONE STARTED.

PUSH THE BUTTON SOME PLACE AND I CAN NEVER FIND IT.

DO YOU LIKE THAT IN IS THAT GOOD? HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

YOU LIKE THAT? OH, YES.

THERE YOU GO.

OKAY.

OKAY.

RECORD TIME.

OKAY.

FELLOWS, AS YOU ARE CONSIDERING LEGISLATING WOMEN'S BODIES HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

FIRST OF ALL AKIN IS CLEARLY RIGHT, A WOMAN'S REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM CLEARLY HAS BUILT IN

DEFENSES, NOTICE THAT THE UTERUS LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE -- SHIELD.

UP HERE, UP HERE, YOU HAVE WHAT ARE CALLED THE PHILIPPINO TUBE,

THESE ARE VERY SMALL.

NOW AT THE END, AT THE END OF THE TUBE RIGHT HERE, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

THIS IS WHERE CHEWING GUM ENDS UP IF A WOMAN SWALLOWS IT, OKAY? IT BUILDS UP, LADIES, SO BE

CAREFUL, OKAY? LET'S SEE.

THIS AREA RIGHT HERE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

IT CAN'T BE THAT IMPORTANT.

NOW.

OKAY.

NOW DOWN AT THE ENTRANCE, DOWN HERE, HERE THERE BE DRAGONS.

OKAY? SO BE CAREFUL, GUYS.

OKAY? WELL, REPUBLICANS, THAT'S ALL THE INFORMATION I HAVE GOT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS,

JUST STOP BY, JUST STOP BY ONE OF TAMPA'S FAMOUS STRIP CLUBS.

IF YOU TIP WELL ENOUGH YOU MIGHT JUST GET AN ANATOMY LESSON IN THE CHAMPAGNE ROOM.

WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK.

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