Who The Heck Is Todd Akin?
Todd Akin is a House representative from Missouri running for the Senate. He has a degree in management engineering and a Masters in Divinity (whatever that means). He’s voted for carrying concealed weapons, against all abortion and against increases in education spending! He is also a Republican, the undisputed legion of nutters. Mr Akin has been in the news recently for comments implying there is such a thing as “legitimate rape” and that abortion should not be allowed even here since women’s bodies have a natural way of shutting down under legitimate rapes. I’m scratching my head: if the rape is legitimate why should the body want to shut it down? And if it did is that not abortion? And how does a woman’s body know which rape is legitimate and which one isn’t? Shouldn’t the body be trying to block “illegitimate” rapes? Perhaps if Mr Akin is allowed to present evidence for his case even he may in the telling realise what a muppet he is.