In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.
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.”
As a victim and survivor of rape I am appalled and disgusted with the statements that have been made and although it is a very difficult thing to talk about I decided that I could not remain silent any longer.
I was raped during my freshman year of college. To add to the burden, I got pregnant.
News archives suggest that Akin was frequently arrested protesting clinics in 1987.
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Has their ever been an election cycle where sexual assault has become such a political issue?
Hoping to boost himself back from his loss, Akin is trying to remind Missouri voters of McCaskill’s support of the Affordable Care Act.