Rep. Akin 'rape' comment draws widespread GOP criticism, call to exit Senate race

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2012
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Fellow Republican Senate candidates buffeted Rep. Todd Akin with condemnation Monday over his controversial comments on rape, with GOP Sen. Scott Brown going so far as to call on Akin to bow out of the race for U.S. Senate in Missouri.
Akin, a six-term GOP congressman challenging Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat, found himself quickly isolated by Republicans after telling an interviewer that a woman's body can typically prevent pregnancy during a "legitimate rape" -- as he argued against allowing abortions in cases of rape, claiming...

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