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The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape

August 20, 2012

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Jezebel, August 20, 2012 by Katie J.M. Baker Yesterday, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, Republican Senate nominee and member of the House Science, Space and Technology committee, said pregnancy from rape was “really rare” because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin quickly said […]

Dear Todd

August 20, 2012

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Unite Women, August 20, 2012 by Renee Davis I am a woman, a survivor of rape, and a registered Republican. You have issued an apology for the uneducated “off the cuff” remark you made where you stated “from what I understand from doctors, pregnancy [ as a result of rape] is really rare. If it […]

How Todd Akin And Paul Ryan Partnered To Redefine Rape

August 19, 2012

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Think Progress, August 19, 2012 by Ian Millhiser Earlier today, Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) claimed that “legitimate rape” does not often lead to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is not the first time the biologically challenged senate candidate tried to […]