Rep. Todd Akin

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., listens during a news conference for the launch of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus on Capitol Hill on Sept. 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Number Of Pregnancies Resulting From Rape Is Very Low

A House Republican drew a sharp response during debate on an abortion bill when he said that the number of pregnancies resulting from rape is very low.


U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit:

Officers Investigating Reported Threats Against Rep. Todd Akin

U.S. Capitol Police said Thursday that officers are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he recently made about rape.


President Barack Obama speaks at Capital University on Aug. 21, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama: Akin ‘Somehow Missed Science Class’

President Barack Obama is mocking Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri for his remarks about a woman’s body being able to avoid pregnancy during what Akin called a “legitimate rape.”