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Brown, Warren Reprimand Rep. Akin's Rape Comment; What Do You Say?

U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his challenger Elizabeth Warren both condemned Akin's comments this morning.

In tweets just six minutes apart, and his condemned comments made by Rep. Todd Akin that implied women who are raped could shut down their reproductive organs.

When asked his opinion on abortions in the case of rape during a TV interview Sunday, Akin, a Republican from Missouri who is running for a seat in the Senate, said the following:

"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child."

Brown, a pro-choice Republican, called for Akin to apologize in a tweet Monday morning.

"I found Todd Akin’s comments about rape victims outrageous and way over the line," the message, sent at 6:51 a.m., said. "He needs to apologize."

Brown has also called for Akin to resign from the race for Senate, according to Politico.

Just six minutes later, Warren, the Democrat challenger, also took to twitter.

"I'm disgusted by Rep Akin's remarks about rape," the message said. "The GOP agenda for women isn't just wrong. It's dangerous."

Akin has since said he "misspoke."

What do you think? Was Akin's comment offensive? Should he apologize? Should Massachusetts politicians speak out against it?

Tell us in the comments.

malcolm nichols August 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I really don't care what either of these 2 think or say on this issue, it is just politicking. We can all think for ourselves.
billvill August 21, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Liz would say... "Unvtsi ulosvsdi"
WB August 22, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Typical liberal blaming the GOP for one idiot's comment. Unlike what the Dems would do, the GOP demanded he withdraw.

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