Election 2012

Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Keeping Low Profile After "Legitimate Rape" Comment

Mitt Romney called the comments inexcusable


Missouri Congressman Todd Akin was keeping a low profile Monday, a day after he said women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation and that conception is rare in such cases.

Campaign spokesman Ryan Hite said the congressman was making no public appearances Monday, and did not plan any further comments on the issue. He canceled a scheduled Monday morning interview with talk show host Charlie Brennan on KMOX Radio.