Kenya Mom Names Newborn Twins Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

Kenya Mom Names Newborn Twins Barack Obama And Mitt RomneyA young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger.

‘Hail our Kogelo son’

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard. Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons’ names will always remind her of the election in the United States. The hospital is near the village of Kogelo, where where President Barack Obama’s father was born and where his 90-year-old stepgrandmother, Sarah Obama, resides.

Jubilant residents in Kogelo cheered Obama’s victory as results from the United States were reported. Shouts of “Hail our Kogelo son” and “Obama is coming, open the road for him” rang through the air as locals blew vuvuzela horns in celebration, the Standard reports.


‘Baby Barack can meet his namesake’

Kenyans hope Obama’s re-election will harken a fresh start for a U.S. relationship with Kenya, Reuters reports. Obama visited sub-Saharan Africa just once during his first four years as president—a stop of less than a day in Ghana, according to Reuters. If Obama does visit Kenya, maybe baby Barack can meet his namesake and baby Mitt meet the U.S. president.

There’s no word yet if there have been twins named Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

If you had newborn twins on Election Day, would you also name your babies after clashing political candidates? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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The Endless Ordeal Of Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’

While a student in my final year of college, at age 21, I was raped. People who did not even know me were quick to comment or speculate on my rape. I found myself on trial, facing the most fierce judge and jury: ignorance. Rep. Todd Akin’s recent comments that “legitimate rape” rarely results in pregnancy not only flout scientific fact but, for me, cut deeper.

You see, nine months after my rape, I gave birth to a beautiful little girl. I blissfully believed that after I finally had decided to give birth to and to raise my daughter, life would be all roses and endless days at the playground. I was wrong again. When no law prohibits a rapist from asserting custody and visitation rights, a woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child.

I know it because I lived it. I went to law school to learn how to stop it. Opponents argue no woman would ever choose to raise the child she conceived through rape. Not only does my experience and that of others I know prove otherwise, but it is not surprising that a man who cruelly degrades a woman would also seek to torture her in an even more agonizing way, by seeking access to her child.


Today, it seems we may face a new and unbelievable challenge: convincing legislators that women can conceive when they are raped. Either we will fight ignorance and take steps to legislate for raped women based upon reason and facts, or we will be led by ignorance and continue to make bad laws. Or fail to make good ones.

Do you agree with the author of this write-up? Should rapists be denied access to the child conceived by their victim? Share your thoughts about this latest “legitimate rape” issue!

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Shauna Prewitt.

Source: CNN

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