I can only assume Rep. Todd Akin, now the Republican Senate candidate from Missouri, failed 10th grade biology. That’s the only excuse I can come up with for somebody saying what he did in an interview Sunday. But that wasn’t the worst of his comment.
Yeah, you heard right.
…first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s [pregnancy from rape] really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
Somebody needs to explain to me what the heck “legitimate rape” is. Is it the opposite of illegitimate rape? Or maybe he was thinking about the efforts to only cover “forcible rape” – as if there is some other kind.
Akin claims to have misspoken. I ain’t buying it. I think he said exactly what he believes.