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Akin Asks for ‘Forgiveness’ in New Ad

posted on August 22, 2012

Katharine Q. Seelye reports for the New York Times that embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin released a new ad yesterday in which the congressman from Missouri asks voters to forgive him for the comments he recently made regarding rape. Seelye writes, “Mr. Akin, who is in a high-profile race against Senator Claire McCaskill, had said victims of ‘legitimate’ rape rarely got pregnant because ‘the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.'” 


Read at The New York Times