What's especially interesting here is how this has exposed something else in the abortion "debate".
Frequently those who are opposed to abortion and the right to get one for just any old reason are immediately confronted with the accusation of being insensitive and uncaring for victims of rape and incest. It's a clever approach, because it implies that most or even a lot of the abortions that are done are after these terrible crimes. But what have we found out today?
Well it seems that there are an estimated 32,000 pregnancies that are a result of rape annually. But there are around 1.3M abortions every year. Assuming the rape-base pregnancies are off by half and every single one of them was aborted, that amounts to less than 5% of all abortions.
So, regardless of what one fellow says about what calls "legitimate" rape, the more interesting thing is how small a portion of all abortions are due to rape.
Perhaps that other 95% are for less legitimate reasons.