Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Campaign Distancing from Rape Remarks

By Albert Angulo
The Mitt Romney campaign is distancing itself from Rep. Todd Akin’s comment on Sunday that “legitimate rape” victims rarely get pregnant and, therefore, have no need of an abortion.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan say they disagree with Missouri Representative Todd Akin’s opposition to abortions for rape victims.
Paul Ryan was even quoted as saying, “I’m as pro-life as a person gets. You’re not going to have a truce.  For those who have not yet read Akin’s statement, it is as follows:

“From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist not the baby “

Mitt Romney condemned  Akin’s comments by saying :

“Congressman Akin’s comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.  Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.”

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