Weep not for Todd Akin. A long list of prominent conservatives and the Republican National Committee may have abandoned him because of his idiotic statements about abortion and rape, but now a powerful voice has spoken up in his defense: Victoria Jackson. And she’s bringing her usual stupidity to the task:
“The Todd Akin thing was so blown out of proportion — it’s a joke,” Jackson said at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., when interviewed for my SiriusXM OutQ radio program. “How many times do people get pregnant from rape? It’s point zero zero one percent. It’s a joke. I read lots of articles. I know people, because I’m 53. I’ve know a lot of people, and I’ve actually never known anyone who got pregnant from being raped.”
Well that proves it! Victoria Jackson has never known anyone who got pregnant from rape, so no one gets pregnant from rape. I mean, other than the 30,000 women who do so every year. But Victoria Jackson doesn’t know any of them, so they don’t exist. But she was just getting started:
“And guess what?” she continued. “If I got raped, I would have the baby. And if I didn’t want to keep it because I had these [mocking tone] horrible nightmares, I would adopt it out. But I think that God can turn a bad thing into a good thing. And that, if I got raped and a beautiful baby who was innocent was born out of it, that would be a blessing. The DNA of a baby is individual. It’s not the mother’s DNA. It’s not the father’s DNA. And that’s why I believe abortion is murder, because it’s not the woman’s body. It has it’s own DNA. If there’s a boy baby inside of me, he has a penis. That’s not my body.”
Well there you go. Game, set, match!