with a side of humility

On the Akin flap and idiots against women's rights....

Here's the quote:

“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” 

Uh, yeah. Possible definitions of "legitimate rape" aside, here's what I think. If you don't get a cold speculum stuck up a sensitive body cavity yearly then you should probably think long and hard about expressing any opinion on the healthcare of people who do (or would, had they proper insurance). It's okay to not know, or to say nothing while other people make their own decisions. And if you're tempted to speak, just stuff a big slice of humble-pie-with-whipped-humility-on-top into your cake-and-eat-it-too hole.

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