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Mon, Aug. 20 2012 08:40 AM EDT

GOP Senate Candidate Says He 'Misspoke' With 'Legitimate Rape' Comment

By Napp Nazworth
Women rarely get pregnant from a "legitimate rape," Missouri Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin said in an interview aired Sunday. In a message posted to his campaign website later that evening Akin, who currently represents Missouri's 2nd district in the U.S. House, said he misspoke and has "deep empathy" for rape victims. (A link to this page will be included in your message. )

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