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Todd Akin Abortion

LOOK: Akin Campaign Makes Same Gaffe Twice

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

In an effort to move ...

Akin's Team

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Todd Akin Refuses To Drop Out Of Senate Race

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation's top Republicans Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate bid, declaring the pa...

Colo. Senator's Sound Advice To Todd Akin: Avoid 'Explosive Boners'

Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver

From his Facebook page, Colorado Sen. Shawn Mitchell (R-Broomfield) has advised GOP U.S. Senate candiate Todd Akin to avoid "explosive boners" regardi...

5 Ways You Can Support Rape Victims

Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

Rep. Todd Akin’s polarizing view of abortion has ignited heated debates across the nation, his own party and the activism spectrum. But some say it...

Christie Launches 'Reprehensible' Criticism At GOP Rep's Jaw-Dropping Remarks

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday called Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) suggestion that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant "reprehe...

10 Other Things Todd Akin Thinks A Woman's Vagina Can Do

Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is taking a lot of heat for his recent comments on "legitimate rape" and how a woman's body can somehow miraculously stop itsel...

Sam Stein

David Axelrod: Todd Akin's Comments Are 'Inconvenient' For Romney-Ryan, 'Not Inconsistent' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is, not surprisingly, unwilling to accept Mitt Romney's condemnation of Rep. Todd Akin's controversial remarks and mo...

Todd Akin: It's Not a War on Women, It's a War on Critical Thinking and Democracy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

What Todd Akin said and believes doesn't just play into a media-catchy, election year "war on women" narrative. It's part of a reactionary, fundamentalist backlash to modernity. It's a war on science. It's a war on facts. It's a war on critical thinking.

How Akin's Rape Remarks Pose A Serious Threat

The Nation | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

The twitter-sphere went nuts yesterday after a video was posted of Missouri senate candidate, Todd Akin, expressing some jaw-dropping views on rape an...

Laura Bassett

Rape Victim Reacts To Todd Akin Comment: Delivering 'Baby Of A Rapist' Is 'Torture' | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Anita Law of Jacksonville, Fla., said that she was raped by an acquaintance when she was a 19-year-old student at the University of Maryland and that ...

'Legitimate Rape' Comment Sparks Strong Reaction

Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

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...

Sam Stein

McCaskill Warns National Republicans Not To Push Akin Off The Ticket | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) warned top Republican officials on Monday that any efforts to push Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) out of the Senat...

Mark Blumenthal

Will Rape Comments Erase Akin's Lead? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) embroiled in controversy over remarks that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant, political handi...

Laura Bassett

Romney Distances Self From GOP Candidate's Outrageous Comments | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

In response to Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) inflammatory comment on Sunday that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant and therefore do not need ab...

GOP Senate Candidate: Victims Of 'Legitimate Rape' Rarely Get Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) justified his extreme opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. In an interv...