Once again, we find that telling the truth is a gaffe.
Akin did mean to say that the rate of pregnancies from rape is low, and he attempted to distinguish between violent rape and unsubstantiated claims of rape.
Those are both legitimate, but as you say, it’s not permissible to talk about them.
What it did do, though, was finally flush Romney out.
Actually, though, Romney will see this as being to his benefit. He gets to claim being a rape, incest, life of mother exceptions type of pro-lifer.
More importantly, it tells us that Romney will appoint justices who will keep abortion legal so that rape and incest exceptions are covered.