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Updated: Akin ad asks for ‘forgiveness’, Akin’s rape remark angers GOP women

Video at link:  Exclusive: Akin ad asks for ‘forgiveness’ Politico Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has recorded a television ad asking for “forgiveness” from the voters of his state and acknowledging that he used “the wrong words in the wrong way” when he suggested last weekend that rape rarely leads to pregnancy.

Todd Akin’s rape remark angers GOP women San Francisco Chronicle It’s dangerous.” Salzman is among scores of Republican women, pro-choice and antiabortion alike, who were revulsed by Akin’s eye-popping comments, which were broadcast Sunday on a St. Louis television station and set off a political firestorm Monday.

Todd Akin Tied With Claire McCaskill After Rape Comments, Poll Shows Huffington Post Only 6 percent of the Republican women in the PPP poll said they planned to vote for McCaskill. McCaskill led by 10 percentage points among all women, while Akin led by 14 points among men. The full extent of the fallout from Akin’s comments is still…

Obama condemns Akin’s rape comments, says shows danger of men deciding … Boston.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama condemns Akin’s rape comments, says shows danger of men deciding women’s health issues.

Akin rape comment doesn’t help GOP with women, experts say MiamiHerald.com “Especially younger women voters, who are hooked into social media,” she said. “This just went viral immediately. … I think Claire McCaskill is very happy about this.”

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