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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.