Tom Smith, the Republican challenging Sen. Bob Casey’s seat, suggested that having a child out of wedlock was analogous to rape.
Rep. Paul Ryan explained his stance on abortion Wednesday for the first time since Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comments about “legitimate rape.”
The questions of rape and abortion are threatening to engulf Mitt Romney’s preparations for the Republican party convention after the controversial right-wing Senate candidate Todd Akin refused to resign for his remarks on “legitimate rape”.
Senior Republicans on Monday pushed their candidate in the Missouri Senate race, congressman Todd Akin, to quit over his remarks about rape.
Missouri Republican Rep. and Senate nominee Todd Akin said in an interview Sunday that in the case of what he called “legitimate rape,” the “female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”