Tag: Todd Akin

Do Women Need a Man's Permission to Get an Abortion

By Chris Hoenig In June, the Supreme Court ruled that employers have a say in what women do with their bodies by allowing companies to deny birth-control coverage. Soon, men in Missouri may have a say in what women do with their bodies, too. A bill introduced before the Missouri…

Todd Akin Wishes He Could Take Back 'Legitimate Rape' Comment

By Dara Sharif Todd Akin, the former Missouri Congressman whose U.S. Senate candidacy failed after he opined that women couldn’t get pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape,” says he regrets the comment. And he’s not ruling out another run at political office, either. Asked during an interview with KSDK-TV whether…

Can You Prevent a 'Todd Akin' Moment at Your Organization

We can’t control the people who work for us, as Republican leaders learned this week after Rep. Todd Akin‘s now-infamous inaccurate remark that it’s extremely rare for rape victims to get pregnant. Despite entreaties from GOP leaders, including presumptive vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, Akin is continuing his run for…