WASHINGTON DC - The fallout continues after a Missouri congressman's comments about abortion.
Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin is running for the U.S. Senate and it's a hotly contested race. In a television interview on Sunday, Akin said that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in the case of "a legitimate rape."
Akin has since apologized for the comments, saying he used the wrong words in the wrong way.
He now says rape is never legitimate.
Monday night, Akin canceled an appearance scheduled on CNN at last minute.
Akin is running for the U.S. Senate against current Sen. Claire McCaskill. This is a big race a lot of people are watching closely.
Some republicans have asked Akin to get out of the race altogether since his comments on abortion. At this point, Akin has said he won't do that.
The Associated Press reports the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee has withdrawn $5 million in advertising planned for Akin’s senate race.
Both President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both condemned Akin's comments.
Missouri election law allows candidates to withdraw 11 weeks before Election Day. That means the deadline would be 5 p.m. Tuesday. If he did get out of the race Tuesday, Republicans would have two weeks to name a replacement.
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