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GOP Senate Nominee: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Do Not Get Pregnant

by Andrew Kirell
3:06 pm, August 19th, 2012Republican Congressman Todd Akin, currently the GOP nominee running for Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill,
justified his absolute opposition to abortion (no exceptions for rape)
by claiming that the victims of “legitimate rape” have biological
mechanisms in place to reject and prevent pregnancy.
“If an abortion can be considered in the case of a tubal pregnancy [where the mother's life is threatened],” said host Charles Jaco, “what about in the case of rape? Should it be legal or not?”

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really
rare,” Akin said about pregnancy from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape,
the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Akin continued on to suggest

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Added: Aug-19-2012 Occurred On: Aug-19-2012
By: dcmfox
Tags: gop, senate, nomiee, victims, legitimate, rape, don't, get, pregnant
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