You heard about Rep. Todd Akin's comment that victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant, right? Crazy, isn't it?
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” ...
A 1996 study by the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found “rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency” and is “a cause of many unwanted pregnancies” — an estimated “32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.”
But do you know what's even crazier? Akin isn't just a Republican Congressman; he's on the House Science Committee!
How crazy is that? That would be like Michele Bachmann being on the Intelligence Committee, or Joe Barton being on the Energy Committee. (Oh, wait, they are!)
Of course, Republicans today don't "believe" in science, so I suppose that Akins fits right in. At least, he's apparently not alone in his belief about God's little shield.
Well, Republicans are faith-based, not evidence-based. They believe what they want to believe. That's the whole problem. That's why we're in such a mess here in America these days.