Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow looked at Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate, Rep. Todd Akin (R)’s comments regarding what constitutes a “legitimate rape” and his assertion that a woman’s body has a way of stopping a pregnancy that results from an assault. As extreme as Akin’s remarks were, they reflect the opinions of an alarming number of Republicans, and have for years.
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