Really trying to think of a snappy title for this one, but seriously, all I can think of is how sad this makes me regarding the state of sex education in the US.
Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview postedSunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Honestly? There’s so much wrong with this.
1. Way to objectify women’s bodies by totally removing any indicators of personhood with that “female body” line.
I just can’t.