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"Legitimate Rape"?!?

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Adrianne Marsh, Campaign Manager

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Are you sitting down?

Todd Akin thinks that the female body can shut down pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape." I wish I were making this up — read exactly what he said this morning:

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

It's not news that Akin thinks all abortion should be illegal — but his archaic, ill-informed justification is so incredibly offensive that I had to share it with you.

Please make a contribution to Claire McCaskill so we can ensure that Missouri is represented by a Senator who will fight for women's rights — not set them back 50 years.

Akin's record is riddled with policies and votes that hurt women. He thinks many forms of contraception — including the pill — should be illegal and voted against equal pay for equal work.

Together, we can make sure that Missouri has a Senator who has a proven track record of fighting for women.