The Day in Cartoons: The Todd Akin Solution - Randall Enos

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Legitimate rape? For real, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin?

It's unlikely you haven't heard about this, but in the off-chance you haven't, Congressman Akin said in an interview with KTVI-TV, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child."

In an effort to apologize and save the rag tatters left of his campaign, he apologized with this statement, “In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,”

The GOP pulled funding for Akin's Senate race and has given him 24 hours to think about his options, meaning, have his speechwriter pen his resignation. Akin says he not quitting. He's going to continue his bid for Senate. 

Instead, perhaps he should seriously consider volunteering at the local Rape Crisis Center.

Interesting Reading:
The Christian Science Monitor - Did Todd Akin just cost GOP a US Senate takeover?
The Huffington Post - Obama on Todd Akin: "Rape is Rape"

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