Emily's List, SEIU launch $1 million ad buy targeting Rep. Akin


The ad opens on Akin's infamous comments — that pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape" is rare because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" — and then lists some of Akin's legislative history, including his position against federal student loans and his vote against a national sex offender registry.

It will run in the Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City markets starting on Thursday.