"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. It it's a legtimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."Todd Akin, GOP Senate Candidate, Missouri
What a jackass. While he is correct that pregnancy from rape is rare, about .008%, it isn't because "your body shuts down". Many women in this country use birth control on a regular basis.
There were three people running for the GOP nomination and this was the best of the lot? One of the other two had to better than this lunatic.
Senator McCaskill must be doing cartwheels tonight. Her re-election bid just got a whole lot easier.