Speaker John Boehner should remove Rep. Todd Akin from the House Science and Technology Committee, and apologize for having made such a foolish decision in the first place. But maybe it wasn't foolish. Maybe it was calculated with the purpose of suppressing science.
Republican Congressman Todd Akin told a Missouri news station:
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Someone who believes nonsense like this has no part overseeing science policy.
PETITION: REMOVE TODD AKIN FROM THE SCIENCE COMMITTEE