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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

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

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