Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, tried to justify his opposition to rape victims having an abortion by claiming victims of “legitimate rape” have some sort of super power to stave off a pregnancy.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The good ol' Congressman claims to know doctors that have told him that in instances of 'legitimate rape' (yes, he said legitimate because you know there are cases of illegitimate rape) a female has a way of stopping the sperm from her rapist from connecting with her eggs.
Here's his actually quote:
"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," said Akin said of 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."
So to all you women that got pregnant when you were rape, I guess your body defenses weren't working or your rape can't be classified as a 'legitimate rape'. Now honestly, I don't know the difference between a 'legitimate rape' and an 'illegitimate rape' but evidently your body does and if you become pregnant well I guess you can just classify it as an 'illegitimate rape'.
You can't make this s#it up...SMH!