In Missouri, the Republicans "were" licking their chops for an easy Senate seat win over the current Democrat Senator, Claire McCaskill. That's because, in the polls, McCaskill is in trouble. But, sometimes, it only takes one stupid act or totally stupid comment by a challenger to erase what should have been a cakewalk. Remember when Howard Dean "screeched" himself out of his lead in the 2004 primaries?
Now, we have a similar situation with Rep. Todd Akin; McCaskill's GOP challenger. In an interview, he said that women who are "legitimately raped" won't get pregnant because doctors have "told him" that women are able to biologically shutdown the pregnancy after being raped. Of course, the implication is that all those woman who do get pregnant after being raped are just lying.
It's really hard to believe that this person has been a U.S. Representative from Missouri for over a decade with these kinds of views. It's one thing to be anti-abortion. But, to come up with some kind of silly science to argue that abortion shouldn't be allowed in the case of rape or incest is simply akin to stupidity. This guy needs to step down now so the GOP can put someone else on the ballot.