In case you missed those special lectures in health class, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), who is running against Senator Claire McCaskill in November, can break it down for you.
Akin doesn't think abortion in the case of rape is really an issue. That's because he has it on good authority that women don't get pregnant from "legitimate rape" anyway.
First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.Umm, really? So women who get pregnant after being raped were only, say, magically raped? Or was it because they didn't really fight hard enough when fending off the rapist to make their body avoid becoming pregnant?
And this man is actually leading in the polls!!
Watch Akin's science lesson for yourself.
Sometimes there are no words.