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Todd Akin

Lawmaker says low rate of pregnancy from rape

WASHINGTON — Republican Arizona congressman Trent Franks drew a sharp response during debate on an abortion bill when he said that the number of pregnancies resulting from rape is very low.

June 12, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Flake calls for Akin to withdraw

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Flake denounced comments made by this week by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., and echoed Mitt Romney’s call for Akin to withdraw from his U.S. Senate race.

August 22, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: What war on women?

A Missouri Republican Senate candidate said victims of “legitimate” rape rarely get pregnant. According to Todd Akin, many of you ladies who claim you’ve been raped have apparently not been “legitimately” raped. One of our society's most pressing problems is the the number of women who claim…

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