He is an outspoken opponent of abortion in all cases including health reasons or in cases of rape or incest and opposes embryonic stem cell research. At the time of the arrests he was using the name "William Akin"; after that period when he ran for political office it was as "Todd Akin". Akin apologized for his remarks and stated that he would continue his campaign.
William Todd Akin (born July 5 1947) is the former U. Akin apologized for his remarks and stated that he would continue his campaign. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district serving from 2001 to 2013.