Rep. on Akin: ‘He’s Partially Right’

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14:  House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee member Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) (C) listens to testimony during a hearing about the the Obama Administration's roll in the Solyndra loan guarantee at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 14, 2011 in Washington, DC. Much of the first part of the hearing was spent on parliamentary tactics over whether to release documents from the Department of Energy and the Treasury about concerns over the legality of the Solyndra loans.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Rep. Gingrey on Capitol Hill on Oct. 2011. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

    So the “legitimate rape” controversy will just never go away. In an interview published Friday in the Marietta Daily Journal, Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey said his fellow Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock made comments that were “a little bit over the top,” torpedoing GOP efforts to seize control the Senate. Akin lost his Senate race after saying a woman could not get pregnant from a “legitimate rape,” while Mourdock said pregnancy after rape is something “God intended.” Gingrey, an obstetrician and gynecologist since 1975, tried to clarify Akin’s comments, saying Akin meant a situation similar to when a “scared-to-death 15-year-old” becomes pregnant and claims it is rape. Gingrey insisted Akin is “partially right” that adrenaline can stop a woman from ovulating and thus could prevent a pregnancy.

    Read it at Marietta Daily Journal