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Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Guest Contributor, Politics | 13 comments

Todd Akins Clarifies ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment, Now Says Women Make ‘False Claims’ About Being Raped

Rep. Todd Akin continues to dig himself deeper in the ‘legitimate rape’ fall-out. He clarified his despicable remark by saying women make ‘false claims’ about being raped. He said the following on Mike Huckabee’s show:

Think Progress:  You know, Dr. Willke has just released a statement and part of his letter, I think he just stated it very clearly. He said, of course Akin never used the word legitimate to refer to the rapist, but to false claims like those made in Roe v. Wade and I think that simplifies it….. There isn’t any legitimate rapist…. [I was] making the point that there were people who use false claims, like those that basically created Roe v. Wade.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.