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From what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy) is really rare ... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who said he opposes all abortions -- even in cases of rape -- during a TV interview this past weekend. His comment, which he later apologized for, sparked outrage nationwide and led to calls from his own party for him to drop out of the race.

U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who said he opposes all abortions -- even in cases of rape -- during a TV interview this past weekend. His comment, which he later apologized for, sparked outrage nationwide and led to calls from his own party for him to drop out of the race.

Caroline Cournoyer is GOVERNING's senior web editor.
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