Akin's point was why is an innocent life taken for the possibility that someone said they were raped? Akin said: It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child. GOP Rep. Todd Akin Criticized For Rape Comment : NPR So the woman who may or may not be at fault, doesn't have to pay. The rapist May or may not be convicted and may or not pay with conviction and or sentence. BUT the baby will pay with their life! Does this seem quite fair?