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Todd Akin apologizes for apology, defends legitimate rape comment

After initially apologizing for his controversial "legitimate rape" comments, former Republican Congressman Todd Akin is now defending his comments, saying it was simply a poor choice of words.

California Republican Assembly leader says 'rape pregnancy rare'

Sacramento - As if channeling controversial former Missouri U.S. Senate candidate, Todd Akin, the leader of the California Republican Assembly is claiming women rarely become pregnant due to rape because the "body is traumatized".

Rep. Phil Gingrey's defense of Todd Akin draws GOP backlash

GOP Representative Phil Kingrey of Georgia came to the defense of former GOP Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri in regards to legitimate rape. As Kingrey said that Todd was "partially right," Republicans, Democrats, and other groups pounced on his words.

GOP Rep. Akin targets LGBT troops with provision to defense bill

Representative Todd Akin (R-MO), before leaving the US House of Representatives, has added a provision called the "conscience clause" to the House version of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.

Mourdock: I lost the Senate race because of 'liberal media bias'

Indiana State Treasure Richard Mourdock, a Tea Party Republican, reflected upon his loss in the state's US Senate race. He blamed his loss on the "liberal media bias."

GOP Senate leadership: No more 'Todd Akin-like' candidates

In preparation for future elections, the GOP leadership have some things in mind. One of them is prevent future Todd Akins from getting chosen as party nominees.

Video: CNN asks Tea Party about standing on social issues

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, said that the movement is going to come out stronger despite the GOP losses and shortfalls on Election Night.

Kay Bailey Hutchison: 'Stupid' comments doomed Republicans

Stupid comments and the personal beliefs of some Republican candidates have tainted the party going forward, a prominent GOP senator said in the wake of a series of stinging election night defeats.

Audio: Todd Akin likens Claire McCaskill to a dog

Rep. Todd Akin at a fundraiser in Springfield, Mo. on Saturday night compared the way his opponent, incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-M0.), performs her duties to the way a dog plays "fetch."

Todd Akin: Women who aren't pregnant are getting abortions

Old videos of Todd Akin's speeches are being widely cited by his political opponents as evidence that contrary to claims that his "legitimate rape" comment was a misstatement, he holds extreme views about women's health issues with questionable grounds.

Video: 'Legitimate rape' anti-Akin parody advert

This parody video explores the concept of 'legitimate rape', as quoted by U.S. Republican Congressman Todd Akin, as a method of birth control. It tells ladies how they can prevent pregnancy using the concept.

'Vagina Monologues' playwright rips apart Akin in open letter

Hearing the words “legitimate rape" tumble from Rep.Todd Akin's mouth robbed "The Vagina Monologues" playwright Eve Ensler of her sleep. So Ensler, a rape survivor herself, decided to write Akin a letter calling his remarks a "form of re-rape."

Akin posts video apology as damage control after rape gaffe

Instead of dropping out, embattled U.S. politician Todd Akin withstood pressure to withdraw as a Republican Senatorial candidate from Missouri by releasing an apology.

Mitt Romney calls on Republican Rep. Todd Akin to quit race

Washington - Tuesday, Mitt Romney called on embattled Republican Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race over Akin’s controversial and offensive remarks on rape and abortion.

Huckabee: Forcible rape created some extraordinary people

Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee jumped into the Todd Akin rape fray by opining that some extraordinary people have been born as a result of forcible rape.

Legitimate rape comment draws ire of Democrats and Republicans

Saint Louis - Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin, appearing Sunday on The Jaco Report on FOX 2, responded to a question regarding abortion in the case of rape by saying "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Op-Ed: Akin claims he 'misspoke' during 'legitimate rape' comments

Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, now claims he was talking "off the cuff" and "misspoke" when he said women have some sort of inner mechanism that shuts down their ability to get pregnant after a "legitimate rape".

Op-Ed: Congressman Todd Akin makes claims about rape pregnancies

Today during the Jaco Report Republican Congressman Todd Akin stated that it is his understanding that a woman's body will block pregnancy during a 'legitimate rape'.
 

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