Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, is on the House Science Committee. He says that women who are raped do not get pregnant, and implies heavily that a woman who is pregnant and says she was raped was, in fact, not. Science (see the American Journal of Obstetricians And Gynecologists) finds that rape results in approximately 32,101 pregnancies per year.
Leaving off the fact that he is an apologist for all the rapists causing that unacceptable number of tragic, unwanted pregnancies through their attacks on women, Rep. Akin, is on the House Science Committee. Science! The craziest, most unscientific people in our world today seem to, more and more often, be making more and more important decisions about science!