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Mitt Romney to Anti-Abortion Doctor Behind Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Claim: ‘We Agree On Almost Everything’

By Josh Dorner on August 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

"Mitt Romney to Anti-Abortion Doctor Behind Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Claim: ‘We Agree On Almost Everything’"

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Even as Republicans try to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and his explosive comments about “legitimate rape,” more evidence has emerged linking Mitt Romney himself to the controversial doctor and anti-abortion activist behind Akin’s discredited claim that rape does not often result in pregnancy. Dr. John Willke, one of the founders of the anti-abortion movement and Akin’s source, told the Daily Telegraph today that he had a private meeting with Romney in Cincinnati last October. Willke said that Romney thanked him for his support and told him, “we agree on almost everything.” It was revealed earlier this week that Romney had also touted Willke’s support during his 2008 presidential campaign, even referring to him as an “important surrogate.” The Romney campaign declined to comment to the Daily Telegraph about Dr. Willke’s comments.

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