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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 01:15 AM

In new ads, sex-assault victims blast Akin for rape comments

Source: Reuters

In new ads, sex-assault victims blast Akin for rape comments
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:36 GMT

Source: reuters // Reuters
By Kevin Murphy

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri released new ads on Wednesday attacking Republican challenger Todd Akin's views on emergency contraception and his comments that women can naturally fend off pregnancies caused by "legitimate rape."

The commercials, featuring interviews with two rape victims and one survivor of a violent sexual assault, were posted on McCaskill's campaign website and began airing on television on Wednesday.

The ads mark McCaskill's most aggressive effort to highlight the comments Akin made in August about "legitimate rape," which thrust their pivotal U.S. Senate race into the national spotlight. At the time, Akin said women have a biological defense against pregnancies that might be caused by such rapes. He later retracted the comment and apologized, but refused to leave the race.

Akin, a six-term congressman, said earlier in August he opposed the so-called morning-after contraception pill, calling it a form of abortion. He made no exception for rape victims.


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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 01:36 AM

1. I say the same thing about my Chinese neighbors in Nanjing that will say about the GOP

When you're wrong, it's better to double down and stay wrong. . .then admit a mistake and learn from it. Admitting a mistake is a loss of face.

Akin should have resigned from the race after his comments. Enjoy your next term, Claire!

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