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Eugene Robinson: Todd Akin comment brings "war on women" back to prominence

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At least until Election Day, Republicans were supposed to pretend that their party's alleged "war on women" was nothing but a paranoid fantasy stoked by desperate Democrats. Obviously, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) didn't get the memo. We've accounted for how we should treat the rapist, and we've accounted for how we should treat the product of the rape -- the fetus or unborn child, depending on how you see abortion -- and I guess that's it. But wait, wasn't there someone else involved? Oh yes, the woman. The person who had to endure the rape, who is suspected of not having suffered a "legitimate" rape and who now, according to Akin, should be legally obliged to bring the rapist's baby to term.

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