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Akin’s comment just the latest attempt to define rape and women

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Romans and Greeks didn’t have a precise word for it. The legal term “raptus” had to do with abduction as a means to the true crime: theft of another man’s property. That man was the victim; the woman taken by force had nothing to do with it. Continue Reading

Mo. Senate candidate Akin’s rape remark sparks disbelief among North Dakotans

August 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO For one Fargo woman, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s words about women’s bodies preventing pregnancies after what he termed a “legitimate rape” are frightening in their ignorance and deeply personal for her. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Akin would be smart to step aside

August 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Rep. Todd Akin provided a cringe-inducing moment recently and flabbergasted the nation with his response to a question about abortions for women who have been raped.
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