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Press Release | 01/18/2013
Abortion and prostitution are "career" choices according to an Idaho Republican state rep. Later an Idaho state senator told lawmakers that "women lie about rape."
Current Article | 01/17/2013
Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., says he isn't defending Todd Akin's or Richard Mourdock's views on rape. Really. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Four months ago, when then-Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, claimed that abortion in cases of rape was unnecessary because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” the GOP renounced him. Republican leaders called him an outlier. The National Republican Senatorial Committee pledged not to lift a finger for him. But the problem spread.