Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Australia: "Legitimate rape" congressman to stay in senate race

The Sydney Morning Herald

US rape row: candidate Akin to stay in the race

The US politician who sparked a firestorm with controversial comments about rape and pregnancy says he will stay in his Senate race, bucking fellow Republicans' demands that he bow out.

Party leaders made it clear they wanted Missouri congressman Todd Akin to abandon his bid for a US Senate seat after he claimed women hardly ever get pregnant from what he called a "legitimate rape."
But the staunchly pro-life conservative said he wasn't going anywhere.

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