I hate to jump in on stuff like this but here are my thoughts....
I think this statement is wrong
Republicans think that if a woman is raped her body can terminate the pregnancy as long as the rape was "legitimate".
... It sounds like it only 1 or 2 guys who feel this way, the rest of the party disagrees with them
My overall stance on abortion is I certainly don't think it should be a method of "birth control" .... as in if some girl keeps humping everything she sees and keeps getting knocked up she shouldn't be able to cruise down to the abortion clinic a few times a year and flush it out. With that said, I've seen some parents who in their attempts to raise the kids, abortion would have been a far more humane way to go..... so people cannot raise kids and should not. Whether they do not have the financial means to do so, they are not old/mature enough, or the retards who leave their kids in a hot car to do (or some other stupid ****).... honestly the "Pro-Lifers" cannot tell me flushing out a fetus the size of a peanut is worse than letting a 3 year old bake in a hot car to die.
I also think if a girl is raped (especially in the case of incest) and the child was clearly conceived by some ******* forcing himself on a women, she has been through enough... being able to choose if she will be delivering that child should be an option. Also if the mother/child's life is in danger because of the pregnancy then I think there should be choices.
As mentioned there are also soooo many wishful parents out there that have to go through so much trouble to even be considered for adoption.... and even if/when they're approved it is absurdly expensive and generally end with them going overseas to acquire children. My aunt and Uncle adopted two kids from Russia a few years back, years of checks, paperwork, etc etc etc all capped off by three trips to Russia to get the kids.... it is really an awesome story of how these kids were in a ****hole orphanage with about 0% chance of having a good life and then all of a sudden.... POOF! they're magically whisked away to Wisconsin to live with a couple that loves the bejesus out of them and has the financial ability to provide them any opportunity they could ever want. It took it hitting home for me to understand how much stress and struggle it is to adopt kids to realize what a shame it is that more children are left/stuck in bad situations because of the hurdles involved.
*I understand their purpose though of the paperwork/screening/ect .... lots of weirdos out there who should be scooping up kids like crazy*
When Akin talks about legitimate rape I laugh because it is just stupid.... but playing the Devil's advocate I can maybe put a spin on it that makes it less bat **** crazy....
I can think of many occasions through college where there would be girls out at a party wasted out of their minds.... just stupid drunk. It didn't take a rocket scientist to know they were going home with some pathetic ******* who was clearly taking advantage of the drunken state.... I can almost guarantee that they would go home, plow, and the girl was asking for it every step of the way. Next morning she wakes up realizing she is sort of a whore and needs a scapegoat excuse out of it so she says "He raped me" to absolve her mind of being a tramp. Perhaps that is what Akins Jesus-freak brain is trying to say be he totally botched the delivery.... and 9th grade health class.
I AM IN NO WAY SAYING THIS IS ALWAYS THE CASE! I certainly there there are also plenty of forceful rapes, roofie based rapes, and times when the girl is actually so drunk she has passed out and her saying yes/no isn't possible.... these are absolutely wrong and the guys responsibly should end up in prison getting raped so hard the room stinks daily.