Akin Says “Legitimate” Rape Rarely Results In Pregnancy

Rep. Todd Akin (R – MO), who won the GOP primary for Senate this month, opposes abortion for cases of rape because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Akin later released a written statement that he “misspoke” and should have said “that’s in the case of having sex with someone with a combover – rape is something else entirely.”