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Akins legitimate pain
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It always amuses me when conservatives, who rail relentlessly against “political correctness” when it comes from the left, turn against one of their own like Rep. Todd Akin for saying what he really means. Akin, a Missouri Republican and Senate candidate, slid from hero to zero with much of the Grand Old Party’s top brass after he was asked about his opposition to legalized abortion, even in cases of rape, and said this: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors (about pregnancy from rape), that’s really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV talk show host Charles Jaco in St. Louis. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”