Brown, Warren scramble for political gain from Akin’s abortion gaffe

Todd Akin’s comment that the female body can prevent pregnancy in the case of “legitimate rape” may yet sink his Missouri Senate candidacy, but it has sent both Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren scrambling for political gain in their Massachusetts campaign.

Brown moved quickly, becoming one of the first prominent members of the party to call for Akin to drop out of his race.

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