Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) is running for Senate. against Claire McCaskill. This Tea Party favorite has taken the misogynistic views of America's right to a whole new low, declaring that:
“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.”
Don't believe me? Yeah I wouldn't either, especially given the totally heinous claims made here, so here is the video to see it for yourself:
Now either Akin is one of the most idiotic men alive, in which case he should have been aborted, or he is just playing this card to make excuses to outlaw all abortions. Either way, this sorry piece of shit has no place in Congress, the Senate or the human race.
But sadly Akin echoes the same sentiment towards women's reproductive health that many on the right feel. I just can't wait to hear how some of these women-hating wingnuts are going to defend this.