Mitt Romney Calls Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin’s Comments ‘Inexcusable’

In an exclusive interview with National Review’s Robert Costa, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the comments made by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Aikn, in which he said that women do not need abortions in the case of rape because the female body has ways of rejecting those pregnancies, “insulting” and “inexcusable.”

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

Akin recently won the Republican party’s nomination to face off against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. In an interview, Aikin justified amending abortion laws in the case of rape by saying, “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

“I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What he said is entirely without merit and he should correct it.”

h/t National Review

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