Todd Akin

Just a few weeks after winning Missouri's Republican Senate primary, six-term congressman Todd Akin caused an uproar while explaining his views on abortion to a reporter. He argued that a woman's body has natural ways of preventing pregnancy after a 'legitimate' rape. The comments, for which he later apologized, provoked an unprecedented nationwide uproar and doomed his candidacy.
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Just a few weeks after winning Missouri's Republican Senate primary, six-term congressman Todd Akin caused an uproar while explaining his views on abortion to a reporter. He argued that a woman's body has natural ways of preventing pregnancy after a 'legitimate' rape. The comments, for which he later apologized, provoked an unprecedented nationwide uproar and doomed his candidacy.

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