GOP's Brock: Akin's remarks 'ignorant'
The Associated Press | August 22,2012
MONTPELIER — Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock is using the words “ignorant, offensive and insensitive” to describe remarks made over the weekend by Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Akin generated a firestorm of controversy when he said in a televised interview that women who are raped very rarely get pregnant because in cases of what he called “legitimate rape,” “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.”
Brock, a state senator who favors legal access to abortions, says Akin's comments are insulting, particularly to women, rape victims and their loved ones. He says Akin should step aside from his bid to unseat Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, something Akin so far as refused to do.