Rep Todd Akins

An Open Letter to Rep. Akin From a Woman Who Got Pregnant From Rape

I do not know if, in your terms, it was “legitimate rape.” Yes, I cried hysterically. Yes, I fought until my body ached. And, yes, I changed afterward in ways I could not ever imagine.

Vivid, compelling, and ultimately hopeful.

Here's the Science

Since I asked the question yesterday, here’s a response from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on the scientific accuracy of Akin’s claim:

There is absolutely no veracity to the claim that “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.”

There you go. Thanks, SCIENCE!