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Tue August 21, 2012
Akin Stirs Up Abortion Debate
Kara Miller looks at the aftermath of Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's comments on abortion and "legitimate" rape. Akin stirred up the anti-abortion and pro-abortion debate- a topic that has already been agitating Americans across the political and religious spectrum. We look at the anti-abortion movement and how it's playing out politically and culturally.
- Carole Joffe: professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UC San Francisco, author of Dispatches from the Abortion Wars
- David Bernstein, political reporter at the Boston Phoenix