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Former SNL Star Victoria Jackson Defends Todd Akin: ‘If I Got Raped, I Would Have The Baby’

Congressman Todd Akin did not find that many defenders in the Republican party following his controversial comments claiming women who are “legitimately raped” do not end up getting pregnant, but this week he can count former SNL performer Victoria Jackson in his corner. Jackson alleged that only “point zero zero one percent” of rape victims get pregnant, and that if she herself got raped, she “would have the baby.”

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In an interview on SiriusXM this week, Jackson said the controversy surrounding Akin was “blown out of proportion” and declared that based on the articles she has read and the people she knows, she believes that pregnancy as a result of rape only happens “point zero zero one percent” of the time. And even in the cases where it does happen, Jackson still does not see what the big deal is.

“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.”

h/t HuffPo via Gawker

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