Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It isn't all that rare, Mr. Akin

“Akin’s belief that rape-related pregnancy is 'really rare', unfortunately, does not match the empirical evidence on the matter. In fact, results from Gottschall and Gottschall’s examination of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the per-incident rape-related pregnancy rate is higher (6.42% to 7.98%) than the per-incident pregnancy rate of those engaging in consensual unprotected penile-vaginal sex (3.1%).”

-John Sakaluk

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