Republican Congressman Todd Akin seems to have some peculiar ideas. Asked whether he would like abortion to be banned even if the pregnancy was the result of rape he replied: "It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Quite what he means by 'legitimate rape' I'm not sure, but even setting that nonsense aside this seems a clear demonstration of the scientific ignorance of the religious right in the US. No doubt we can expect more nonsense like this from Romney and Ryan as the presidential election progresses.