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Dutch Candidate Echoes Akin Rape Pregnancy Comment

posted on August 29, 2012

The Associated Press reports, “A conservative candidate for parliament in Dutch national elections has agreed with remarks by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that women have a natural defense mechanism that usually prevents them from becoming pregnant in cases of ‘legitimate rape.'”  The head of a small Christian fundamentalist party, Kees van der Staaij opposes abortion of any kind, and said in cases when women are raped, “the chance of pregnancy is very small.”

Read at The Associated Press