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Todd Akin continues to split Republican Party

"Legitimate rape" comments have divided the party, but Akin is seeing a resurgence of support.
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 09:02

For the Republicans, winning the US state of Missouri is seen as crucial if they want to control the Senate.

But a comment made by Todd Akin, the Republican running for the seat, claiming that women who are "legitimately raped" had some form of biological defence against pregnancy, has divided the party.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett has more.

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