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.
I want to meet this magic uterus because from what I understand from doctors it can also predict the weather, and issue winning lottery numbers.
And then I want to ask dumb-as-a-box-of-hair Akin which doctors he canvassed for his information, so that I and all members of my family – nuclear and extended – can give them wide berth when we need medical care. Shut that whole thing down, indeed.
Understandably, the world cried foul, and later on Sunday Akin, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (and thanks Dan B., for the reminder), tried to explain himself, and said that he regretted “misspeaking,” which is not the same as an apology, or even an acknowledgement that something is far off kilter. It’s more like walking past a store window, throwing a rock through the window, going around the block, and then returning to say, “Hey! That window’s broken.” Akin was not specific as to whether he misspoke about the Fabulous Uterus, or the legitimate rape part. Because if there are legitimate rapes, does that mean there also are illegitimate ones? I’m confused. Maybe I should ask my uterus, which, according to Rep. Akin, has skills I never imagined.
And thanks, DickG. and Cynical, for the link.