… At every turn I was challenged on the legitimacy of my claim of being sexually assaulted. The man held me down, attempted to take off my nightgown, and kissed me brutally, chased me around my house, and prevented me from calling help. Even so, I was told that my case wasn’t enough.
This happens every single day to women in this country, and to women that were far more brutalized than I was. If you are raped in the United States and try to prosecute your attacker, you must be willing to withstand a non-stop barrage of claims that you, in fact, asked for it.
So I wasn’t too surprised to hear Congressman Todd Akin say that in “legitimate rape” pregnancy isn’t a concern for women.