Us Senate Candidate Under Wraps After Rape Remarks

Missouri Congressman Todd Akin was keeping a low profile Monday, a day after he said women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation and that conception is rare in such cases.

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    US Representative Todd Akin poses in this undated handout provided courtesy of the House of Representatives August 20, 2012. The Republican challenger for a hotly contested US Senate seat in Missouri said on August 19, 2012 that he “misspoke” when he ...
    08/20/2012 - 8:52 pm | View Link
  • US Senate candidate under wraps after rape remarks
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Embattled Missouri Rep. Todd Akin apologized for his televised comments that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation. But he refused to heed calls to abandon his bid for the Senate. Akin appeared on ...
    08/20/2012 - 10:31 am | View Link
  • Missouri Senate candidate apologizes for rape remarks, but won't abandon race
    Appearing on former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's radio show, Akin said rape is "never legitimate." "It's an evil act. It's committed by violent predators," Akin said. "I used the wrong words the wrong way." Calls for Akin's exit from the race ...
    08/20/2012 - 7:07 am | View Link
  • US Senate candidate under wraps after rape remarks
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin was keeping a low profile Monday, a day after he said women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation and that conception is rare in such cases. Campaign spokesman Ryan Hite ...
    08/20/2012 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • US Senate candidate under wraps after rape remarks
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is keeping a low profile a day after a television interview in which he said that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" and that conception is rare in such cases. The six-term ...
    08/20/2012 - 5:44 am | View Link
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