MO Congressman Under Fire Over Rape Remarks

A Republican Congressman running for Senate in Missouri is running into controversy over some recent comments he made.

FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

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Congressman Todd Akin, an anti-abortion conservative was asked on FOX TV station KTVI why he opposes abortion even in cases of rape.

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

Akin has since apologized, saying he misspoke in the off-the-cuff remark.

A statement from the Romney-Ryan campaign says both candidates disagree with Akin and do not oppose abortion in cases of rape. Akin’s opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill called the comment ‘ignorant’.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.

At the White House Press Briefing Monday, President Obama was asked about Representative Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ remark. LISTEN to his response:

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