ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – GOP Candidate for US Senate Todd Akin appeared on the Jaco Report this Sunday. During that interview the congressman and U.S. Senate candidate was asked whether abortion should be allowed in the case of rape.
Akin’s response was that it was his understanding from doctors that it’s rare for someone to become pregnant from rape. He said, “The female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down.”
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says he misspoke when making a comment about rape and abortion during the taping of The Jaco Report on FOX 2. That remark made national headlines and sparked responses from both Akin’s opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
He has appeared on Mike Huckabee’s radio show on Monday to issue an apology. You can listen to the full interview here.
Akin’s comments have been trending on twitter on Monday. People are reacting to the comments. See some of the comments that politicians and celebrities have made via twitter: