I thought we had finished the silly season of this campaign, but we have a new entry: Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican Party's candidate for one of Missouri'sU.S. Senate seats.
Thanks to him and some unnamed doctors (I bet they're glad), we ladies now know we have some sort of toggle switch we can throw and render any attack sperm sterile. It sort of sounds like a Star Trek episode gone bad.
I have a question for the Republicans: Where do you find these people?
I now understand why the U.S. consistently lags in science education. When we have a congressman like Akin who serves on theHouse Committee on Science, Space and Technologyand declares that women's bodies prevent conception during rape, what hope is there for science education?