Todd Akin, GOP Senate Candidate: 'Legitimate Rape' Rarely Causes - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WATCH IT: Todd Akin, GOP Senate Candidate: 'Legitimate Rape' Rarely Causes Pregnancy

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri's GOP Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they're raped.
    
Akin said in an interview with St. Louis television station KTVI released Sunday that pregnancy from rape is "really rare."  A video of the interview is posted on the station's website.
    
Akin has said he opposes most abortions, and said in the interview that if a woman  is "legitimately" raped, her body "has ways to shut that whole thing down."
    
Akin has served six terms and has said he's Missouri's most conservative congressman. He's running against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
    
McCaskill's campaign said Sunday that "Akin's record is riddled with policies and votes that hurt women."
    
Akin said Sunday the punishment for rape should be focused on the rapist and not "attacking the child."

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Donations for Texas first grader pour in after Santa letter goes viral

    Donations for Texas first grader pour in after Santa letter goes viral

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:37 PM EST2017-12-17 17:37:13 GMT

    EDINBURG, Texas - Hundreds of donations have flooded into a Texas elementary school after a teacher posted a 7-year-old's letter to Santa Claus on Social media Wednesday. Ruth Espiricueta taught her students the difference between wants and needs and then asked them to write a letter to Santa with two wants and one need.

    >>

    EDINBURG, Texas - Hundreds of donations have flooded into a Texas elementary school after a teacher posted a 7-year-old's letter to Santa Claus on Social media Wednesday. Ruth Espiricueta taught her students the difference between wants and needs and then asked them to write a letter to Santa with two wants and one need.

    >>
  • Spokane Police bust woman with stolen mail, meth, suspected bogus checks

    Spokane Police bust woman with stolen mail, meth, suspected bogus checks

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:10 PM EST2017-12-17 17:10:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were called to a North Central Spokane neighborhood Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of a woman going from mailbox to mailbox in the area, taking mail from some of them.  Police responded to the 700 block of W. Knox, and found a 32-year-old woman identified as Sarha Hollowell, walking about a block away.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Police were called to a North Central Spokane neighborhood Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of a woman going from mailbox to mailbox in the area, taking mail from some of them.  Police responded to the 700 block of W. Knox, and found a 32-year-old woman identified as Sarha Hollowell, walking about a block away.

    >>
  • APNewsBreak: US soldier ambushed in Niger wasn't captured

    APNewsBreak: US soldier ambushed in Niger wasn't captured

    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-12-17 18:26:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that an American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn't captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range.    That conclusion is based on the findings of a military investigation.

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that an American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger with three comrades but recovered days later wasn't captured alive by the enemy or executed at close range.    That conclusion is based on the findings of a military investigation.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/