This were the words Todd Akin spoke when defending the end of legal abortion, even for women which got pregnant as a result of being raped.
Could this be the kind of man that rules the United States of America? Akin is a Republican currently leading Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, by 8 points.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare” – yeah right, tell that to the estimated 32,000 pregnancies from rape in a given year according to this study.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”, that’s why raped men don’t get pregnant, right?