Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin Says He Won't Drop Out of Race as Almost Entire GOP Abandons Him

Max Read · 08/20/12 01:27PM

Republican candidate Todd Akin, whose deep empathy for rape victims and profound understanding of female biology led him to tell a television reporter yesterday that in cases of "legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" — by "whole thing" he means "pregnancy" — won't be quitting the Missouri Senate race. Even though the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says he should "carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about."