Republican Congressman Todd Akin is trying to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri .
In an interview with our sister station KTVI, he spoke on many topics, including his views on abortion.
When asked about abortion in the case of rape he said:
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare.”
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
The claim occurs with 5:45 left in the clip: