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OPINION: Nazi experiment that never happened basis for 'legitimate rape' idea

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- I've written before about how the myth that rape rarely causes pregnancy, trotted out most famously by former Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, R, originates with a claim about a Nazi experiment in a 1972 essay by the obstetrician Fred Mecklenburg. Mecklenburg was married to Marjory Mecklenburg, president of the National Right to Life Committee in the 1980s.

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