From CNN here:
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin continued. He did not provide an explanation for what constituted “legitimate rape.”
He added: “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 on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
In a statement Sunday, Akin wrote that he misspoke in the interview. He maintained his opposition to abortion for victims of rape.
This is a man running for the Senate, a Republican from Missouri.
I would like to get some further clarification on what he means by legitimate rape.
I’ve never heard this term before and it sounds really weird and offensive.