This Aug. 10, 2012 file photo shows Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri taking questions after speaking at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Pos-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

Missouri Congressman’s Disavowed Remarks Torment Republicans

A Missouri congressman’s startling remarksabout “legitimate rape” and pregnancy have set off a torrent of criticism from his fellow Republicans as well as from Democrats. And the episode has made the abortion issue an unwelcome focus for GOP candidates nationwide. Key leaders in the Republican Party,including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are urging Rep. Todd Akin to surrender the Republican nomination for […]