Bryan Fischer: Todd Akin ‘a victim of forcible assault’

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 18:04 EDT
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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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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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