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Petitions signed by 40,000 delivered to Akin's Ballwin office

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | 3:39 p.m. CDT

BALLWIN — Supporters of Planned Parenthood have delivered petitions with 40,000 signatures to the office of Republican Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, expressing anger and outrage over comments he made about rape.

About a dozen advocates and supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered at Akin's district congressional office in suburban St. Louis on Wednesday to deliver the petitions. Akin aide Steve Taylor collected them and invited five of the protesters in for a face-to-face meeting.

Akin, the Republican nominee in the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, has been at the center of criticism since an Aug. 19 TV interview in which he said that in cases of what he called "legitimate" rape, a woman's body is able prevent pregnancy. He has since apologized many times for the word "legitimate" and said his facts about preventing conception were wrong.


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