Mo. Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Father's Signature for Abortion, Except in Cases of 'Legitimate Rape'A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.”
'Legitimate Rape' Comment Featured In Law & Order Plot"It's nearly impossible for a victim of legitimate rape to become pregnant," the actor says, a paraphrase of Rep. Akin's August 18, 2012 comment.
Akin's 'Conscience Clause' May Be His Final Controversy Akin has an amendment attached to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, a religious "conscience clause."
McCaskill Wins Closely-Watched Senate RaceIt was a race that drew national attention, less for debates over policy and more for the gaffes that accompanied it.
Akin In 2008: Doctors Give Abortions To Patients Who Aren't Pregnant"We fight the terrorists because they are fundamentally un-American, and yet we have terrorists in our own culture called abortionists," Akin said.
Akin Rebuilding Mo. Senate Bid After Rape RemarkWritten off by many in his own party a mere month ago, Republican Rep. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape.
Akin's Wife Likens GOP Pressure To Leave Race To Revolutionary War-Era RapeFollowing comments about the scientific possibility of impregnating a woman during what he called "legitimate rape," and the international backlash that followed, Rep. Todd Akin was asked by many fellow members of the GOP to drop out of the Senate race. Akin's wife, Lulli, likened the pressure from fellow Republicans to "forcible assault."
Huckabee: GOP Establishment Orchestrated 'Systematic Attack' On AkinFormer Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is standing by embattled Missouri Congressman Todd Akin and soliciting donations for his Senate campaign.
Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And DemocratsRepublicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.
Akin Seeks Reassurance from Voters -- Five Bucks at a TimeTodd Akin is fighting back, and asking his supporters to join the battle.
Akin Can Still Withdraw from Race There have been no public calls for embattled Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin to leave the race. But Akin faces a tight deadline if he decides to do so.