Brown: Akin Should Leave Race After ‘Outrageous’ Rape Comment

August 20, 2012 12:00 AM
Brown: Akin Should Leave Race After ‘Outrageous’ Rape Comment

" BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri should drop out of his race because of a comment he made about rape.

In a television interview Sunday, the six-term Missouri congressman was asked if he supported making abortion available to women who have been raped.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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Akin responded by saying a woman “has ways” to prevent pregnancy during what he called a “legitimate rape.”

He later said he “misspoke.”

Brown issued a statement Monday morning calling Akin’s comments about women and rape “outrageous , inappropriate and wrong.”

“There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking "

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