'Legitimate Rape' Comment From Todd Akin Sparks Strong Reaction

08/20/2012 10:44 am ET

Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) suggestion that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant sparked strong political reaction on both sides of the aisle.

The GOP Senate candidate running against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said he "misspoke" after sparking controversy, but the attempt to do damage control appeared to do little to quell the firestorm of criticism.

Below, a look at the outpouring of reaction to Akin's remarks:

Political Reaction To Akin 'Rape' Comments
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