The following is Todd Akin’s entire response when he was ask to explain why he opposes abortion even in cases of rape:
"It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child."Notice anything?
Representative Akin clearly told us how he believes we should treat the rapist and how we should treat the product of the rape – the fetus or as he proclaims, “the child”. But, isn't there someone else involved?
How about the person who had to endure the rape, who, according to him, should be legally compelled to give birth to the rapist's baby even if she can prove in a court of law that it was a “legitimate rape”?
Women who are victims of rape deserve no consideration at all, it seems.
The only way Republicans will stop their misogynistic attacks on women is to stop voting them into office.