Missouri Republican claims ‘legitimate rape’ rarely results in pregnancy

by thoughtfulconservative

Can politicians, especially Republican politicians be any more stupid?

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who won Missouri’s GOP Senate primary earlier this month and will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November’s general election, said Sunday that he misspoke when he claimed “legitimate rape” rarely resulted in pregnancy.

Answering a question about whether or not he thought abortion should be legal in the case of rape, Akin explained his opposition by citing unnamed bodily responses he said prevented pregnancy.

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