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U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.)

Todd AkinElectionsPoliticsAbortion IssueRepublican PartyU.S. SenateTelevision Industry
In an interview with a St. Louis TV station in August, Akin was asked whether he favored allowing abortions in the case of rape. His response: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole... Sid Hastings / Associated Press
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