-- Aug. 20, 2012: Reacting to comments by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who said he opposed abortion even in cases of rape because "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

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-- Aug. 20, 2012: Reacting to comments by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who said he opposed abortion even in cases of rape because "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

Source: Photograph by Charlie Riedel/AP Photo" />
On "legitimate rape"

On "legitimate rape"

Photograph by Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

"It's absolutely an asinine, ridiculous statement by the Congressman. It's reprehensible. He should be ashamed of himself to be talking about it in that way."

-- Aug. 20, 2012: Reacting to comments by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who said he opposed abortion even in cases of rape because "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."