Just when you think right wing ignorance has reached unplumbed depths and can't go any deeper, along comes someone like Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri) to prove that American fascist depravity has no limits.
Aikin has long been one of the most outspoken opponents of women's reproductive health, always seeking to enslave them in draconian laws against complete ob-gyn care.
He was asked Sunday by an interviewer if he thought abortion should be legal for victims of rape.
"From what I understand from doctors, that (pregnancy) is really rare," he said. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Legitimate rape? Legitimate rape? Legitimate rape? Legitimate rape? LEGITIMATE RAPE?
This guy gets to vote on the laws that govern us. No wonder we have constitutional abominations like the so-called Patriot Act!
Somewhere in the female anatomy, somewhere in the uterus, according to Akin, lies the power to distinguish among, say, a "legitimate" rapist's sperm, an illegitimate rapist's sperm, and spousal or other "friendly" sperm!
And this guy is running for the United States Senate.