When people say that the GOP has launched a War on Women, things like this are at the core of their complaint: Rick Santorum saying that rape victims who get pregnant should "make the best out of a bad situation." Georgia state Representative Terry England comparing women to farm animals. And now, Republican Congressman Todd Akin insisting that allowing abortion in cases of rape is unnecessary because women who are "legitimately raped" don't get pregnant.
Is the Republican party really anti-women?
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare," Akin told KTVI-TV, a Fox affiliate in St. Louis, in an interview broadcast on Sunday. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."