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Rep. Todd Akin: 'Legitimate Rape' Doesn't Get You Pregnant

Missouri Republican Todd Akin, a candidate for Senate, argued in an interview Sunday that a pregnancy resulting from 'legitimate rape' is nearly impossible. After the comments went viral, Akin said on Twitter that he 'misspoke' and released a statement clarifying his views.

Missouri Republican Todd Akin, a candidate for Senate, argued in an interview Sunday that a pregnancy resulting from 'legitimate rape' is nearly impossible. After the comments went viral, Akin said on Twitter that he 'misspoke' and released a statement clarifying his views.

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