Akin Concedes, No Illegitimate Rape, It’s Just That Women Lie About It
Todd Akin says the word “illegitimate” was “misplaced.” He meant to say that women lie about it.
AKIN: You know, Dr. Willke has just released a statement and part of his letter, I think he just stated it very clearly. He said, of course Akin never used the word legitimate to refer to the rapist, but to false claims like those made in Roe v. Wade and I think that simplifies it….. There isn’t any legitimate rapist…. [I was] making the point that there were people who use false claims, like those that basically created Roe v. Wade.