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President Obama: "Rape is rape."

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President Obama at the White House news conference
President Obama at the White House news conference. Photograph: Getty Images

At an impromptu news conference at the White House, President Obama responded to Representative Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape":

“Rape is rape... The idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.”