Sunday, August 19, 2012

Meet the Republican Party: Todd Akin edition

Meet Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri this year:
Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Read the rest of the article at TPM.

This is the Republican Party ladies and gentlemen.

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