I agree. He was trying to defend babies who are killed because they are conceived in rape. He chose his words very poorly, but this whole thing has been blown way out of proportion.
Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, has confirmed he is staying in the race despite national pressure for him to step down after flubbing a response to a question about rape and abortion.
This afternoon, Akin went on former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s radio program to announce he will not step aside before tonight’s 5 p.m. filing deadline. “We are going to continue with this race for the U.S. Senate,” Akin said.
On Sunday, Akin said abortions caused by rape are “really rare,” and “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” firing a media-fueled backlash.
“I don’t think he should be in office,” said Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.