Rep. Todd Akin Claims “Legitimate Rape” Rarely Leads To Pregnancy

GOP Senate candidate, Representative Todd Akin (MO), explained his opposition to granting abortions to rape victims on KTVI-TV over the weekend: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

1. The clip from KVTI-TV:

Todd Akin is the U.S. Representative from Missouri’s 2nd congressional district. He has held this office since 2001. Akin faces off against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill for her Senate seat this November.

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