All Parties have their problem members. Story here That said, this story is an embarrassment for legitimate conservatives.
Candidly it is astonishing that anyone running for a significant office in the United States could be so ignorant of, well, how babies are made. (see here for those who have any doubts: yes, rape can make you pregnant
One interesting sidebar from the story is the concession from the Romney campaign that abortion is, at least in some circumstances, legitimate:
Akin's comments also brought a swift rebuke from the campaign of presumptive Republcan presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Romney and Ryan “disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape,” Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.
Romney went further in an interview with National Review Online, calling Akin's comments “insulting, inexcusable and frankly wrong.”
“Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive,” Romney said.