Why Missouri's Students Might Believe Todd Akin's Junk Science

08/23/2012 01:59 pm ET
  • Tara Culp-Ressler ThinkProgress

Addressing the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) offensive comments that “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy, President Obama joked last night at a fundraiser that the Missouri Senate candidate must have “somehow missed science class.” Obama’s point that Akin must not be aware of the actual science behind female sexuality, conception, and sexual assault is well-taken. However, the uncomfortable reality is that an entire generation of current Missouri students are likely to be just as uninformed about the same subjects.

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