Romney campaign criticizes Akin remarks on rape, abortion

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:42 am

Mitt Romney’s campaign on Sunday quickly condemned a comment from Republican Rep. Todd Akin (Mo.) claiming that pregnancy from forcible rape was rare and said the presumptive GOP nominee and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would not take steps to block abortions in cases of rape.

“Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape,” said Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg in a statement.

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