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Todd Akin is the former six-term US Representative for Missouri's second congressional district. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and member of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Akin earned an M.Div. degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and worked in the private sector before entering Congress. He lives in St. Louis County.
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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books (July 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936488205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936488209
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #910,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ellison on January 31, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
When the author creates a new word to describe physical violence thinking people aspire to distance themselves from him. He explains that he does not know what he is talking about and loses the election. Then he complains that people he knows distance themselves from him because he does not know what he is talking about.

A computer mistake at the end means his campaign workers get no severance pay and he owes $ to venders. Quality work if ever there was any. Too bad he is not still on the government payroll serving the people of the United States of America. (Not).
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44 of 64 people found the following review helpful By V. Patterson on July 15, 2014
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In this book Todd Akin continues to wallow in his sin of pride. Showing that he learned nothing by the implosion of his campaign, which cost his party a senate seat, he comes out with all guns blazing. His comments on pregnancy and rape were a coward's response to a question - should rape victims be able to get abortions or not? Rather than saying what he really believes - that all life is precious and that we shouldn't hold the way one was conceived against an innocent baby in the womb - a defensible if politically unpopular position - Akin tried to dodge the question by arguing that raped women don't get pregnant. When he was called on this comment - clearly raped women get pregnant all the time - he offered a half-hearted apology which he is now taking back in the pages of his book. He has no thought for the pain of victims of rape - all that matters to him is his unchristian pride. The book is full of it - he casts himself as the victim in every page, never taking responsibility for his own actions as Christ asks of us.
Todd Akin and people like him do more damage to the church than they can possibly imagine. But even if he understood it, there is no indication here that he would change his ways. None of what he does is to honor Christ, it's all to honor himself. As he says he will not be running for anything again (a moot point, as there's almost nothing he could get elected to), this book is mostly a parting shot to say 'I was right'. No, sir, you were wrong. One day Christ will ask you about your words. I hope you have something better to say to him than what you have said in this book.
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12 of 19 people found the following review helpful By albarino on July 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover
A slip of the tongue? What Akin tried to say -- so he claims -- is that there is a difference between a woman who WAS raped and got pregnant, and a woman who falsely claimed she was raped and got pregnant.

The former has an unwanted pregnancy violently imposed; the latter is a liar. So if a woman shows up at Planned Parenthood clinic, who is to say her rape claim is real or not? Akin, or the woman and a police report? News for Akin: ia pregnant rape victim's body does not "shut down." The sperm can indeed find the egg, and is on they way to becoming a fetus.

Akin earnestly apologized for his remarks on video during the campaign. Well, he is recanting his apology two years later. The Missouri Republican now insists that he always believed in what he said regarding "legitimate rape" and is convinced that the media, Democrats, and Republicans such as Mitt Romney all decided to persecute him because he is a good, Christian, patriotic man. Ah yes, that grand conspiracy against right wing Christians -- that explains everything! Akin now claims in FB that the incident was all part of a "spiritual war" between good and evil. Akin was on the side of "good," in case you didn't figure that out. In mid-July, 2014, Akin told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that the uproar over his comments was really "part of a spiritual war," instead of a political campaign that galvanized many Missouri women voters.

And on the record, Akin remains an outspoken opponent of abortion IN ALL CASES, including health reasons or in cases of rape or incest. He also opposes embryonic stem cell research.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alexandra N. on December 9, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have never posted a review even though I read books on my Kindle constantly.

I am writing this one because I feel this strongly about this book.

Mr. Akin, you had my respect all through your campaign because it was so obvious to true conservatives that the Republican party wanted you to moderate. 99% of them do and you did not.

However, after reading this book I felt even more strongly about the cause and how the GOP wants everyone to "moderate" to their liking. I am as pro life as you are. And I am female. In high school I witnessed a young girl saying "I was raped" because she was pregnant and did not want to tell her parents. She was not raped as she later admitted. She was scared to tell her parents. I believe that is all you met as you say rape is a horrific crime as well. And it is. But yes, there are times especially teenagers lie about it!

As far as your other accused "gaffe" of stress and infertile couples well I know about that far to well too. Stress does begin to take a toll if you cannot get pregnant and as you state what is more stressful than rape? Not much. Now as Dr. Gingrey when he came to your defense as a doctor said if the ovulation already happened no way of shutting the pregnancy down. I get it.

Again I am as pro life as you. Even though you lost this election to a liberal feminist (and you are darn right about the media giving Democrats a free pass on anything they say) you still have much to offer to the pro life movement that exists for one reason--to save babies from being butchered in the womb. If you ever read this review, do not moderate that position. Let us help save babies.

Also thanks for naming names of the GOP wimps that sold you out.
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