I suspect he started to say "legitimate rape" in the context of a rape exception for abortion and not allowing an exception for abortion in cases of rape. And the rest of the statement shows he agrees with me that it makes no sense to execute the baby if you aren't going to execute the rapist! So, claiming rape should not be a legitimate reason for an abortion.
I think we should have held Obama to the same standard being applied to Akin. Candidate Obama claimed our military "air raided villages and killed civilians". That qualifies as treason! Akin's misstatements pale in comparison!