Akin justified his stance against abortion by claiming that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.
In a televised interview with KTVI-TV on Sunday, the GOP Senate nominee was asked if he would perhaps support abortion in the case of rape.
“From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” said Akin regarding pregnancy caused by rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist.”
Is this guy for real? What color is the sky in his world?
You can check out his ridiculous comments below.
- Todd Akin: ‘Legitimate Rape’ Victims Rarely Get Pregnant (5min.com)
- Todd Akin: ‘Legitimate’ rape victims don’t get pregnant (dailykos.com)
- Rep. Todd Akin : Legitimate Rape & Pregnancy (madhatters.me.uk)
- GOP candidate Todd Akin says rape has to be legitimate in order to get pregnant. (ireport.cnn.com)