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Policy trumps compassion in Akin’s reality

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.

When someone screws up at the cop shop the general notion is that it was his or her turn in the barrel. Left unsaid is whether or not the barrel and its occupant will survive the trip over the falls. Today that is a “legitimate” question for one Todd Akin, a conservative congressman from Missouri.

Akin’s scandalous comments (excerpted from Eugene Robinson’s column) are now at the forefront in his bid to

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