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Extreme, anti-choice politicians inadvertently make the case for better sex ed

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 20, 2012 @ 9:40 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Where do these troubled souls come from? It’s 2012, but the politicans making patently false and often downright crazy statements about human reproduction continue to percolate to the surface.

Fifteen years ago in North Carolina, it was an old man named Henry Aldridge [1] who claimed in a House Commitee that raped women could not get pregnant because the “juices don’t flow.”

Last year, it was conservative House leaders in Washington, including Rep. Paul Ryan [2], who proposed limiting abortion funding to pregnancies resulting from “forcible” rape.

And now, it’s a major candidate for Senate in Missouri [3] reprising Aldridge’s comments by making absurd claims about pregnancy and “legitimate” rape.

All in all: More compelling proof that our society’s failure to invest in comprehensive, universal sex education is continuing to produce a lot of ill-informed dunderheads.


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[1] an old man named Henry Aldridge: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawmaker-Says-Rape-Can-t-Cause-Pregnancy-3036411.php#ixzz1plYb6Vjh

[2] including Rep. Paul Ryan: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3/show

[3] a major candidate for Senate in Missouri: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/20/13375158-the-larger-significance-of-todd-akins-ridiculousness?lite

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