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  Akin was arrested at least three times during '80s abortion protests
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Last EditedRBH  Oct 23, 2012 05:31pm
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MediaNewspaper - St. Louis Post Dispatch
News DateTuesday, October 23, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionCongressman Todd Akin was arrested at least three times in the 1980s during anti-abortion protests, not just the one time he has publicly acknowledged, the Post-Dispatch has learned.

Akin's previously undisclosed arrests, in 1985, were for criminal trespass and resisting arrest at abortion clinic protests in St. Louis and Illinois.

In one of the events, according to Post-Dispatch coverage at the time, Akin had to be carried out by police.

Akin, a Republican who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, boasted last month that he'd once been arrested at an anti-abortion demonstration years earlier. His campaign later declined to provide details.
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