I find it unbelievable that the same country that gives us people who can figure out how to land a robot on Mars also gives us people–people in power–who fail to grasp the very nature of biology.
No, Rep. W. Todd Akin, it is actually NOT true that women who are victims of “legitimate” rape can avoid pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Wasn’t true in the 1200s, isn’t true now. While we’re talking science, I bet I can clear some things up about evolution for you, too.
Todd Akin is on the House Committee for Science, Space, and Technology. Can we replace him with Bobak, please?