...as a senator eight years ago, Allen voted to confirm a federal judge who years earlier, in terms even starker than Akin's, had dismissed the notion that rape can result in pregnancy.
James Leon Holmes, now a federal judge in Arkansas, had made the assertion in a 1980 letter backing a constitutional ban on abortion.
"[C]oncern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami," wrote Holmes, a former president of Arkansas Right to Life.
Why am I not surprised that George Allen joined Rick Santorum, Saxby Chambliss, Larry "Wide Stance" Craig, John Sununu, and other luminaries voting to approve this theocratic freakazoid/nutjob judge? Also fascinating is to see that the ONLY Republicans who voted "nay" to this wacko were progressive Republican Lincoln Chafee and Virginia's own John Warner - an essentially extinct species nowadays, an honorable, sane Republican politician.
P.S. I just checked Wikipedia, and it turns out that Leon Holmes also said, "The pro-abortionists counsel us to respond to these problems by abandoning what little morality our society still recognizes...This was attempted by one highly sophisticated, historically Christian nation in our century - Nazi Germany." Yep, he "went there," comparing abortion to Nazi Germany (thereby violating Godwin's law).
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