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As first deadline looms, Akin resists calls to withdraw from Senate race

Todd Akin, the Republican Congressman running for U.S. Senate, is resisting growing calls by fellow Republicans to withdraw from the race in the wake of comments on Sunday where he said women who are "legitimately raped" have ways of shutting down their own reproductive systems so they don't get pregnant.

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VIDEO: GOP Senate candidate from Missouri ignites firestorm over 'legitimate rape' comment

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.