rape http://news.stlpublicradio.org en ‘Akin’s Name Was All Over The World’ – 2012 Politics Reviewed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akin-s-name-was-all-over-world-2012-politics-reviewed <p>According to a <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MO_2012_TOP_STORIES_MOOL-?SITE=MOCAP&amp;SECTION=STATE&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT">survey of Associated Press newspaper editors and broadcast news directors</a> in Missouri, the top news story in the state was Republican Representative Todd Akin’s controversial and unscientific remarks about “legitimate rape.”</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:16:27 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7742 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘Akin’s Name Was All Over The World’ – 2012 Politics Reviewed GOP brass calls on Akin to withdraw, Democrat McCaskill says he should stay in http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-brass-calls-akin-withdraw-democrat-mccaskill-says-he-should-stay <p>Embattled Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin says he plans to stay in the race for U.S. Senate.</p><p>The fallout from Akin’s comments about pregnancies caused by “legitimate rape” has prompted a storm of criticism, including fellow Republicans, many of whom say Akin should withdraw his candidacy for Senate immediately. &nbsp;</p><p>The conservative PAC Crossroads GPS is pulling its ads from the Missouri race.&nbsp; The group had originally booked a new round of ads to start Wednesday but opted instead to cancel them.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 23:11:05 +0000 Adam Allington 4366 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP brass calls on Akin to withdraw, Democrat McCaskill says he should stay in Akin faces criticism for comments on 'legitimate' rape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akin-faces-criticism-comments-legitimate-rape-0 <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing a wave of criticism for comments he made during an interview about pregnancies caused by rape.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: normal; ">Akin is a six-term congressman and a Tea Party favorite challenging incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill.</span></p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 02:37:28 +0000 Adam Allington 4357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Akin faces criticism for comments on 'legitimate' rape Mo. hospitals charge state different rates for rape kits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-hospitals-charge-state-different-rates-rape-kits <p>The amount Missouri hospitals charge the state for examinations to collect evidence from sexual assault victims varies widely between hospitals.</p><p>Lawmakers say the state should set a cap on the rates it pays.</p><p>Data from the Department of Public Safety shows the state paid $35.40 for a lab test at a Kansas City hospital and more than $1,500 for an examination at a Harrisonville hospital. The state paid an average of about $784 per examination last year.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:34:13 +0000 The Associated Press 688 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. hospitals charge state different rates for rape kits