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Missouri Rep. Rick Brattin (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

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.”

12/17/2014

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‘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.

03/26/2013

File photo of Rep. Todd Akin of Mo. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

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.”

12/19/2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) speaks to supporters during an election night party November 6, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. McCaskill defeated Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat. (Getty/Whitney Curtis)

McCaskill Wins Closely-Watched Senate Race

It was a race that drew national attention, less for debates over policy and more for the gaffes that accompanied it.

11/06/2012

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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.

10/03/2012

File photo of Todd Akin shaking hands with a visitor. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Akin Rebuilding Mo. Senate Bid After Rape Remark

Written 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.

09/23/2012

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Akin’s Wife Likens GOP Pressure To Leave Race To Revolutionary War-Era Rape

Following 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.”

09/17/2012

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park on Feb. 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Huckabee: GOP Establishment Orchestrated ‘Systematic Attack’ On Akin

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is standing by embattled Missouri Congressman Todd Akin and soliciting donations for his Senate campaign.

08/24/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans 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.

08/23/2012

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Akin Seeks Reassurance from Voters — Five Bucks at a Time

Todd Akin is fighting back, and asking his supporters to join the battle.

08/22/2012

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