I’ve thought the same thing skeeter. Is it really that far fetched to hypothesize that a body in a severe state of stress may not conceive due to the chemical reactions in the body at the time?
No, it probably isn't.
However, it was totally irrelevant to the question he was asked -- what about pregnancies resulting from rape.
We all know that it happens. But, instead, Akin answered by trying to make an unclear distinction between rape and rape...and some unsupported mumbo jumbo about women's physiology under stress.
It had nothing to do with the question...and was a lame effort to justify what his answer would've been if he'd ever gotten to it.
In other words, Akin was apparently trying to champion the pro-life position -- but proved incapable of articulating it.
Not exactly the kind of spokesman we need on the national stage...