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Akin-Gate Rape-Theory Doc Mitt Surrogate Evan Vucci / AP Photo

Rape-Theory Doc Mitt Surrogate

Mitt Romney may not be able to “defend” Todd Akin’s theory that women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” but apparently the physician behind this controversial theory was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s presidential campaign in 2008. Dr. Jack C. Wilke, former president of the National Right to Life Committee, is known as the “father of the anti-abortion movement.” A 2007 statement from the Romney campaign hailed Wilke as “a leading voice within the pro-life community and will be an important surrogate for Governor Romney's pro-life and pro-family agenda.” Obama adviser David Axelrod probably put it best when he tweeted, “Awkward.”

August 21, 2012 5:38 PM