Todd Akin is a hopeful for the Republican Party or at least he was. PZ calls him congressvermin. Todd Akin imagined he knew more than doctors and scientists about the human body. He thought abortions for rape victims aren't necessary because victims of something Akin calls "legitimate rape" won't get pregnant. A large part of America want to throw up.
PZ thinks that's rubbish, that reasonable doctors don't support Todd Akin. Some conservative doctors in a group called 'Physicians for Life' put Todd Akin's view forward without citing any good published sources.