Now, another Republican has sparked a row saying pregnancies by rape are rare because a woman`s body is traumatized by the violence.
Two Republican lawmakers, who courted controversy with their provocative remarks on rape and abortion, have been defeated.
A Republican Senate candidate from Washington, Michael Baumgartner, was asked to clarify his position on abortion.
Dr Jack Willke, a prominent anti-abortion campaigner, claimed to be an authority on the theory espoused by Todd Akin.
Todd Akin recently sparked outrage by saying it was ‘really rare’ that women who were raped became pregnant.
US President Barack Obama has mocked Republican lawmaker Todd Akin over his offensive definition of ‘legitimate rape’.
Republican Todd Akin, who came under fire for his offensive definition of ‘legitimate rape’, refused to drop out of Senate race amid mounting pressure.
US President Barack Obama termed Todd Akin`s remarks as offensive and insisted that a "rape is a rape" and there can be no differentiation in it.
A US lawmaker has sparked outrage by claiming that victims of ‘legitimate rape’ rarely get pregnant.
Day in Pics: 6th May
Showbiz World - May 6, 2015
62nd National Film Awards