There's nothing to indicate that Paul Ryan shares Rep. Todd Akin's strange rationale for denying rape victims access to abortion. But the GOP's vice presidential candidate opposes such abortions, nonetheless.
Congressman Todd Akin vowed to fight on despite the storm over his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of 'legitimate rape.' He was once seen as a strong challenger to incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri.
Congressman Todd Akin (R) of Missouri said he opposes abortion in rape cases because women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" and that conception is rare in such cases. A Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape, said a Mitt Romney spokeswoman.
The WikiLeaks founder, who faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, hopes to be granted political asylum in Ecuador. President Rafael Correa says he sympathizes with Assange, but also feels respect for the British legal system.