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How Todd Akin And Paul Ryan Partnered To Redefine Rape

August 19, 2012


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 […]

Republican Congressman Calls For Total Ban On Morning-After Pill

August 10, 2012


Think Progress, August 10, 2012 by Steven Perlberg On Tuesday, Missouri GOP Rep. Todd Akin notched his party’s nomination for Senate to face Claire McCaskill in November. As ThinkProgress has documented, Akin — a Tea Party favorite poised to benefit from millions of dollars of outside money — has a long history of making inflammatory […]