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Biggert deplores Akin's "legitimate rape" remarks

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WASHINGTON--Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) deplored comments made by GOP Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin that women don't get pregnant if they are victims of a "legitimate rape."

"As a woman, mother, and grandmother, I'm disappointed by Todd Akin's uninformed and offensive comments. What he said has absolutely no place in public discourse," Biggert said.

Mitt Romney said Monday morning remarks GOP Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin made about how "legitimate rape" will not cause a pregnancy were "insulting" and "offensive" and "he should correct it.

That's the lede in my post on the Akin controversy and Romney's and GOP attempts to contain the fallout. Read the post HERE.


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