Senate candidate Aiken created a fire storm by talking about how women who have been legitimately raped don't get pregnant. Everyone - including Aiken apparently - is upset by this and busily retracting the words. Romney says that Aiken should resign.
I don't get the fuss. Aiken doesn't think that rape victims should be allowed to have an abortion because, among other things, they wouldn't have gotten pregnant had it been a legitimate rape. The religious conservatives embarrassed by his comments don't think that rape victims should be allowed to have an abortion because they consider a zygote at the moment of conception the same as a baby. They are not retracting this. Does it matter what sort of non-scientific reasons people have for trying to deny abortion to rape victims?
There is effectively no difference in the outcomes of the consequences of the beliefs of religious conservatives and Aiken. And nobody on the far right is apologizing for this. Isn't this the real reason to make a fuss?