Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that I apologize. As the father of two daughters, I want tough justice for predators. I have a compassionate heart for the victims of sexual assault. I pray for them. The fact is, rape can lead to pregnancy. The truth is, rape has many victims. The mistake I made was in the words I said, not in the heart I hold. I ask for your forgivenessAkin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes Aug 21, 2012
But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the childCandidate: Rape doesn't end in pregnancy Aug 19, 2012
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 downAkin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes Aug 21, 2012
There are ongoing concerns about China's human rights policies and a lot of evidence of abuses, and this is particularly troublesome, this idea of plastinated bodiesBill targets plasticized human remains May 21, 2008
I am today announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate because of my deep concern about the condition of our economy, the debt and excessive federal spendingMissouri's Rep. Akin to test Senate waters May 17, 2011
W. Todd Akin (born July 5, 1947), is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party.
The district includes the western St. Louis suburbs of Ballwin, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Town and Country, and Des Peres located along Interstate 270 in West County and the northwestern exurbs of St. Charles and St. Peters in St. Charles County.
Born in New York City, Akin later moved to St. Louis and attended John Burroughs School. After graduating, he attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts where he earned a degree in management engineering, and in 1984 he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.