Today Congressman Todd Akin from Missouri, also the Republican nominee for the US Senate seat currently held by Sen. Claire McCaskill, said that women have a biological mechanism that makes it very difficult for them to get pregnant in the case of "legitimate rape" (whatever that is). Specifically, he said "If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Yes, he said that, and there's video. Regardless of your politics or your views on abortion, isn't it incredibly embarrassing that a member of the House Science Committee would say something so staggeringly ignorant?
Update: Once again, The Onion gets it right.