Its downright spooky to actually ponder upon just how many ignorant buffoons run for office in this country. Case in point:
Women who are victims of “legitimate rape” cannot get pregnant because their bodies won’t allow it, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said in a television interview aired Sunday in St. Louis. In an appearance on KTVI, Akin was asked what his standard was for making abortions illegal. Akin, who is staunchly anti-abortion, said terminating a tubal pregnancy should be legal because the child cannot survive and continuing it would kill the mother. Host Charles Jaco then asked Akin whether victims of rape should be allowed to have abortions.
Akin replied. “It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down” (Tribune)