Republican Todd Akin Attacks “Obama-Claire” McCaskill on Her Pro-Abortion Record

Rep. Todd Akin is running against liberal Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) who voted with Barack Obama 90% of the time including votes on Obamacare and the failed trillion dollar stimulus.

Earlier today Rep. Akin went on television with local liberal Charles Jaco. Akin made a clumsy remark on abortion and rape. Later today Todd Akin put out a press release clarifying his remarks. He also attacked McCaskill, a Catholic, on her pro-abortion record.

“As a member of Congress, I believe that working to protect the most vulnerable in our society is one of my most important responsibilities, and that includes protecting both the unborn and victims of sexual assault. In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year. Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our society and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate to help ensure they have the justice they deserve.

“I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action. I also recognize that there are those who, like my opponent, support abortion and I understand I may not have their support in this election.

“But I also believe that this election is about a wide-range of very important issues, starting with the economy and the type of country we will be leaving our children and grandchildren. We’ve had 42 straight months of unacceptably high unemployment, trillion dollar deficits, and Democratic leaders in Washington who are focused on growing government, instead of jobs. That is my primary focus in this campaign and while there are those who want to distract from that, knowing they cannot defend the Democrats’ failed economic record of the last four years, that will continue to be my focus in the months ahead.”

Liberals are already attacking Todd Akin for today’s comments. Maybe it’s time for Missouri Republicans to make McCaskill’s pro-abortion record a campaign issue, too?

More… Via Instapundit: BY THE TIME I NOTICED THIS STORY, IT WAS OVER, but Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” remarks pale in comparison with Whoopi Goldberg’s.

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  • Votemout2012

    Thanks for this article. Todd needs our help not criticism from Republicans. Makes me sick to my stomach to see on twitter some of Steeleman’s supporters openly tweeting for McCaskill. As if Todd could be worst than liberal McCaskill it is pathetic. We need to stand up to the liberal spin and distortions if we are going to get control of the senate.

  • susan d

    What he said earlier was outright stupid. It does make me question his political acumen. It is not fair that the Democrats can say anything they want and not be affected but that is the way it is. Akin made a hugh error in a race that should be a slam-dunk for Republicans and I am really not excited to have him continue as the Republican Senate candidate.

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  • Objective Analysis

    Look, with Claire McCaskill as stupid as she is. Two stupids don’t make Claire right. He needs to fight and stand on principles and watch what he says. That is all. Social issues is not that big of an issue. Removing Obama and his minions who support him like Claire is what is important.

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  • Dave

    I formulated my vote during the debate using one question
    Out of all the 3 candidates he was most likely to unseat Claire?

    I did not vote for Sarah nor did I vote for Todd. So that tells you whom I voted for.
    After his screw up today not sure I could vote for him nor Claire.

    IMO he just stuck his foot in mouth big time and kissed his you know what goodbye.
    Just watch the money start pouring into Claire campaign.

    Mo is a crucial seat in the turning around of the US Senate and Thanks, Todd for your efforts

  • bg


    Godspeed Mr. Akin..

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • bg


    re: Akin made a clumsy remark on abortion and rape

    what was the remark??


  • Granny Kate

    Pro-choice and women’s groups will be pouring to the polls to vote against Akin. We will be very lucky if Obama doesn’t win Missouri over this. This is a time we should be focused on the economy and jobs, but now the social issues will take the spotlight.

  • 24 Liberty

    As I see it, if election held today, Akin has blown it. But…we must step up our efforts and remind everyone that by McCaskill voting to enslave us all to Obamacare, NONE of us have any control of our reproductive or health care decisions. Akin needs to turn up the heat on this broad and we have got to get rid of her in this round. Period. We can ride herd on Akin and get rid of him next time if necessary.

  • AvidChristian

    To the “Right-Wing fact checker”: the answer to your question is yes. Yes, I as a husband would raise a child with love and care as my own, even if it was the product of a brutal rape of my wife (God forbid that happens). And yes, my wife (if such a terrible thing did happen) would INSIST on carrying and raising the child. Let me guess, your answer is to murder the poor helpless child? Because you’re so moral and humane, right? Ever heard of adoption? Know how difficult it is to adopt a newborn? Know how many families would LOVE to adopt all the unborn children? There would be no need for abortion in this or any other country (and it wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to adopt.) Let me guess: you would still prefer to “terminate” the child instead. Did you know that the number of abortions due to rape or incest is less than 1% ? And yet to hear pro-death people talk, you would think 80% of abortions are for these reasons. Did you also realize that for every 1 American soldier who died in the Civil War (the highest casualty war in American history) we have voluntarily killed over 100 of our babies. That’s over 1:100 ratio…did you realize that? Let me guess, your answer is still to murder the innocent child…

  • sth88

    I’ve no problem making Claire’s pro-abortion record a part of the campaign against her, but these comments are most likely to make Todd Akin radioactive. Honest mistake it may have been, I’m not confident that Akin can avoid being buried by this, and the Missouri senate seat is not one we can afford to lose. Akin needs to drop out so we can get another Republican in his place and refocus this election to the economy and McCaskill’s failed record.

  • 24 Liberty

    @sth88 –

    One thing we have proven we are willing to do, is purge the GOP when needed; question though, at this point, now that we are past primary — could this be done?

  • pyromancer76

    These intelligent sites, like thegatewaypundit, should report all of Akin’s comments. When I only read part of his statement, I was adamant that he should fight back. Unfortunately, he said much more He is definitely intellectually challenged and not someone a woman would trust to look after her interests in Washington. Nice apology, but the damage was done by reprehensible stupidity. I will vote for anyone anti-Obama, but I don’t think I could vote for him after his disclosure of his “thinking” about women. Sarah Palkin was right again — and I am not a “supporter” of hers.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    fact checker, how insensitive, how mean-spirited, how uncivil. what would hillary say if she read your comments.

  • Mary

    Your guy is an embarrassment and a loser. His remarks weren’t clumsy – his THINKING and his morals are impaired.

  • sth88

    I’m sure The Lightbringer would be proud of the new civility in politics that we see on display from the Fact Checker.

  • bg