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Law and Order Plot Spotlights 'Legitimate Rape' Comment

You just knew they weren't going to pass up this opportunity.

‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment Featured In Law & Order Plot

Law & Order Special Victims Unit on NBC will feature Missouri Rep. Todd Akin's comment in an upcoming episode.

“Ripped from the headlines, words that set off a national controversy,” the show’s promo says. Then, seated in the witness chair at a rape trial, is a U.S. congressman. 

“It’s nearly impossible for a victim of legitimate rape to become pregnant,” the actor says, a paraphrase of Rep. Akin’s August 18, 2012 comment that “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” 

Here's the episode trailer, courtesy of CBS News, St. Louis:

 

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