Kirk Cameron on Todd Akin: I Respect Him!

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Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing criticism and calls to drop out after his shocking remarks about rape this week, but he has at least one supporter left:

Kirk Cameron.

Akin, who opposes abortion even for rape victims, said women are very unlikely to become pregnant from rape anyway, because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

Many national Republicans, including presidential and vice presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, distanced themselves from Akin. Not Kirk.

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Cameron, who's made headlines for calling homosexuality destructive to society, and who also questions evolution, does know about media firestorms.

On CNN this morning, he said Akin merely "mis-phrased something and that he apologized and that [Akin] is clearly a pro-life advocate and I respect him."

Currently a member of Congress, Akin released a statement after the interview saying he “misspoke,” but hasn’t backed away from his remarks.

Despite calls on Akin to get out of the close U.S. Senate race in Missouri, so far he’s staying in, with Cameron saying he supports that decision.

“I’m the kind of person that believes that I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and then later apologize for,” Cameron told CNN. “So he’s in a tough spot.”

Well, if it were only "legitimate rape," maybe he'd have a case - as in he misspoke and meant a legitimately proven rape, not just a false accusation.

The female body has ways to shut it down, though? Tougher to explain away ... or take seriously anyone who thinks that's remotely the case.

What do you think: Should Akin drop out?

 

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kirk has the right to his opinion, but he needs to STOP spewing crap....those running for office should LEAVE their RELIGION AT HOME...and NOT use their RELIGIOUS BELIEFS for policy making....RELIGION HAS NO PLACE IN POLITICS....i'm sick of BIBLE THUMPERS SHOVING THEIR RELIGION DOWN EVERYONE'S THROATS. alisa

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is it me? or do religious people seem...off?

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only god can judge us all

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And the self-righteous idiotic-ness of Kirk Cameron continues..........

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The point of all of this hoopla remains that "choice" must remain. A woman has the right to decide if and when pregnancy occurs. I cannot fathom carrying a fetus conceived of rape, even knowing it would be placed for adoption.......the constant reminder of the crime itself would be horrendous.

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Kirks right about judging a whole life/career on one slip of the tounge.
Every life is precious and has a purpose it need not be killed. Where we can only see one path there are a thousand others. It's not an easy choice to make and u have to carry it with you forever :( just don't do it, or keep your dumb legs closed! If it was forced upon you then choose healing, love and life over fear, hurt and shame. Easier said than done, but still easier done than not!

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Hey Lily, how do you sleep at night knowing you've murdered an innocent child? Did you ever stop and think that maybe we don't hate women, we just love children?

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@Kayla She actually even got a second opinion from a specialist in Dallas. He told her the same thing. All of the testing pointed to downs. They were fully prepared all three times to care for a downs child.

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@Kats I don't care if you believe it or not, it's true. She has a brother with downs syndrome, and The doctor told her that all three of her children tested for it also. All testing said they did. Believe it or not, she Is pro-choice. Her conscience just wouldn't allow her to have one herself. I don't know how anyone could live with themself after killing a little baby. Have you ever seen an aborted fetus? All of you pro-choicers should have to have one in a jar on your night stand to stare at as you go to sleep at night.

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