Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Congressman Todd Akin-Inflammatory Remarks-Senate Race-Republicans-Mitt Romney

Republicans push Akin to quit Senate race over rape comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Republicans urged congressman Todd Akin on Monday to quit the U.S. Senate race in Missouri over his inflammatory remarks about rape that distracted from the party's nomination next week of Mitt Romney for U.S. president. Akin was widely criticized for saying in a television interview Sunday that women have biological defenses to prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape," making legal abortion unnecessary. ... read more..

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