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Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comments Linked to Spousal Rape Bill?

Todd Akin. Photo: The New Yorker.

Akin’s concerns about fabricated rape claims was evident as early as the nineties when he worried that acknowledging spousal rape might give women a way to “beat up on their husbands.”

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Akin Repeatedly Arrested in the Eighties Blocking Clinic Access

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News archives suggest that Akin was frequently arrested protesting clinics in 1987.

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Akin Defense of Abortion Protester Disturbing in Depiction of Women as Children

Rep. Todd Akin. Photo: Sarah Conard/Reuters via Buzzfeed.com.

Frightened little girl turned violent protective mother bear? What does Akin really believe about women?

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As Missouri Senate Race Goes to the Dogs, Akin’s Radical Anti-Choice Past, Links to Militia Groups Surface

Akin and McCaskill debate. Photo: The Washington Post.

Will Akin’s ties to radical anti-choice extremists be the final blow to his campaign?

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All Politics Aside, Rape Shouldn’t Be a “Controversial” Issue

Has their ever been an election cycle where sexual assault has become such a political issue?

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The O’Brien Decision: A Gift to the Obama Administration From a Bush Appointee

Late last month, Honorable Carole Jackson in the Eastern District of Missouri issued a forceful rebuke of the arguments being made by the various religious organizations that are filing lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services alleging that the birth control benefit infringes upon their religious liberty.

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Using “Religious Liberty” to Hide Religious Overreach

We have been hearing plenty about “religious liberty” lately. Now let’s see who’s using the term “religious liberty” in a novel way, trying to conceal a campaign of religious overreach.

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Akin Continues to Trail in Polls

Todd Akin. Photo: Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP File.

Hoping to boost himself back from his loss, Akin is trying to remind Missouri voters of McCaskill’s support of the Affordable Care Act.

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Women’s Labor Union Sues To Stop Missouri Law Allowing Employers to Deny Contraceptive Coverage

Edward Keenan. Photo: Missouri Watchdog.

The state legislature passed it.  The governor vetoed it.  The legislature overrode it.  Now, one labor group steps in to sue the state’s contraceptive coverage refusal law from going into effect.

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Missouri Legislature Overrides Nixon Veto of Birth Control Refusal Rights

Missouri state capitol

Both the House and the Senate voted overwhelmingly that employers and insurers should have the right to deny women contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans.

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