Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin ‘a victim of forcible assault’
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on Tuesday compared embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) to a rape victim.
“Everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin,” he said on his radio program, after noting several prominent conservatives had called for Akin to drop his bid for Senate.
“Now you can talk about a forcible situation, you talk about somebody being a victim of forcible assault, that would be Todd Akin,” Fischer added.
In a television interview over the weekend, Akin said victims of “legitimate rape” could not become pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Akin has been widely denounced for the outrageous claim by Democrats, fellow Republicans, rape victims and others. Akin, who is running for Senate in Missouri, has apologized for the use of the phrase “legitimate rape” and acknowledged that a woman can become pregnant as the result of a sexual assault.
On Monday, Fischer defended Akin’s comments, claiming that the trauma from “real, genuine rape” interfered with normal physiological processes that occur during conception.
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