Missouri http://wfpl.org en McConnell: Akin Should Reconsider Candidacy In Light of Rape Comments http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-akin-should-reconsider-candidacy-light-rape-comments <p>Calling the comments "inexcusable" Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is urging Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to reconsidering his bid.</p><p>Over the weekend, Congressman Akin was asked if he would support abortion in the case of women who have been raped. Akin said: "It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare...If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."</p><p>He apologized Monday for the controversial remarks and rejected calls to drop out of the race, but GOP leaders have said the Missouri lawmaker should think twice.</p><p>WFPL requested a comment from McConnell, and received the following statement. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:53:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1382 at http://wfpl.org McConnell: Akin Should Reconsider Candidacy In Light of Rape Comments