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July 17, 2014


Akin Defends Use of 'Legitimate Rape'

Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) said that he used a poor choice of words in 2012 when he suggested "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy, but stood by his argument, the Washington Post reports.

Said Akin: "Legitimate rape is a law enforcement term. And it's abbreviation for legitimate case of rape. If I had been choosing my words better, I should have said legitimate case of rape. And I have acknowledged that it is a poor choice of words."












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