Todd Akin: ‘I Ask For Your Forgiveness’

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Todd Akin: ‘I Ask For Your Forgiveness’

Facing growing calls for him to step out of the race for his divisive comments about rape, Todd Akin has clarified his remarks and apologized in a television ad.

“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,” Akin says. “The fact is, rape can lead to pregnancy. The truth is, rape has many victims.”

Akin continues: “The mistake I made was in the words I said, not in the heart I hold. I ask for your forgiveness.” Politico 8/21/2012

 

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