Congressman: Pregnancy Rarely Results From 'Legitimate Rape'

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•34 Aug 20, 2012

During an interview yesterday, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), who is currently locked in a heated Senate race, said that women rarely become pregnant in cases of "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." What do you think?

  • “I’m sure he’s very sorry and what he meant to say was nothing at all.”

    John Kazan –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Oh, yeah, the shutting-it-down trick! How could billions of us all have forgotten that exists?”

    Melinda Suchet –
    Abrasive Grinder

  • “When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?”

    Don Langrick –
    Bonsai Culturist