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Monday, August 20, 2012

Romney Condemns Akin Remarks on Rape

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — Mitt Romney condemned the comments about rape and abortion from Todd Akin, the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, calling them “insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.”

Mr. Akin said over the weekend that women’s bodies will not become pregnant if they are the subject of what he called a “legitimate rape.” Mr. Romney’s campaign issued a statement Sunday night saying the campaign disagreed with the comments.

But in a telephone interview with National Review Online, Mr. Romney went further, saying Mr. Akin should not have made the comments.

“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Mr. Romney told the online magazine. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.” (Full Story)

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