Credit where it's due
Clearly Rep. Akin's biology is pretty screwed up. But in one thing you have to give him credit. He's consistent in his (mistaken) belief, even though he's using a really bogus claim - the forcible rape doesn't cause pregnancy, via magic or God or something (one which, I might add, he neither made up nor is alone in holding) - to make himself feel better about it.
I mean, where does someone like, say, Ryan, who claims to believe that abortion is murder and that a fertilized egg is a human being, find the nerve to say it's okay to kill people because their father was a rapist?
I don't share Ryan and Akin's belief. But I know which one of them I think really believes it.
(That said, I'm appalled that Akin is on the House Science and Technology Committee. I mean, I know it's Republican Science, but still.)