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  • Akin's Rape Remark Draws Tea Party Pressure for Him to Quit

    08/20/2012 3:37:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2012 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN and COLLEEN CURRY
    Pressure mounted on Rep.Todd Akin to quit his Missouri Senate race today despite his repeated refusals to step down over his incendiary comments about rape. Earlier in the day, moderate Republicans campaigning in bitterly contested battle ground states called on Akin to exit the race. By late in the afternoon, conservative elements of the party, including an influential super PAC and the Tea Party Express called on him to terminate his race for the good of the party. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said Akin's remarks that women rarely became pregnant from "legitimate rape" were "unfortunate and inappropriate" and...
  • Akin Tries To Explain “Legitimate Rape” Comment, Speak With KMOX’s Charlie Brennan (9:20 Central)

    08/20/2012 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 182 replies
    KMOX ^ | August 19, 2012
    Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Romney’s campaign after saying in an interview broadcast Sunday that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” and that conception is rare in such cases. Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview on St. Louis television station KTVI if he would support abortions for women who have been raped. “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin said. “If...
  • 'Republicans trying to take women back to the Dark Ages': DNC fundraises off of Akin's comments

    08/19/2012 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 36 replies
    rightnews ^ | 8/20/12 | DWS
    DNC already on it. "The Republican Party—led by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan—is dangerously wrong for women" ..."now Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri claims there's a biological defense against pregnancy from "legitimate rape."....