I have been listening to the cacophony of cowardly Republicans jumping all over Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri concerning his comments about rape and abortion a few days ago. I understand that what he said was ill-advised but he tried to answer a very tough question instead of dodging it as most politicians would do. He did manage to make a mess of it but has attempted to make amends in a very humble and honorable fashion. Akin has apologized profusely, explained what he actually meant, explained where he got the information he was basing his statement on, and has also acknowledged that he spoke on facts that he now knows were feasible but questionable. The man made a mistake in the way he stated his point and the entire Republican Party is throwing him to the wolves for it.