This was ridiculous when Akin said it, and now it’s escalated to the point of mass delusion. Another Republican said pregnancies from rape are rare because, well, read this:
Celeste Greig, president of California Republican Assembly, the state’s oldest and largest GOP volunteer organization told The Bay Area News Group this week that pregnancies resulting from rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.”
Bizarrely, Greig made the comments while criticizing similar remarks from Todd Akin, who falsely claimed that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy since the female body “has ways of shutting that whole thing down.”
Again, they need this lie because they’re actively campaigning to ban abortion in all cases, including rape.