By the way, Ryan's "forcible rape" terminology is what Akin had in mind when he said "legitimate rape."
No it isn't. "Legitimate rape" in Akins' mind is a rape that actually happened. At least that's what he has subsequently claimed.
Well sure, that too. But the manifestation of force and violence (black eyes, split lips, vaginal tearing, etc.) is what they are looking for as the evidence that it really happened. And I think they are also united in discounting what they called "consensual" rape (statutory, incestuous, etc.) as not legitimate.
One of the "problems" these guys have with allowing rape victims to have abortions is that a woman might lie and say she was raped in order to be allowed to abort.
Yeah, they think certain women are willing to make up just about any lie to get out of a bothersome and inconvenient pregnancy. Ryan made a house speech complaining that allowing abortions for "health of the mother" reasons would allow lying, baby-killing women and their baby-killing accomplice doctors to come up with all kinds of health reasons to finagle an abortion.
It's an incredible level of disrespect, and it's no coincidence that the champions for the cause are almost all men.