Missouri GOP Official: Rape Pregnancies a Blessing from God

A local GOP committeewoman says Senate candidate Todd Akin simply misspoke and defended attempting to prohibit abortion even in cases of rape


An official from Missouri's Republican Party on Monday defended Senate candidate Todd Akin after he suggested abortions should not be allowed in any case because victims of "legitimate" rape victims could not get pregnant.

GOP 4th Senate District Committeewoman Sharon Barnes told The New York Times "that abortion is never an option."