Todd Akin’s Multiple Anti-Abortion Criminal Arrest Records Surface From The 1980’s
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — was arrested multiple times between 1985 and 1987 for protesting outside of abortion clinics in St. Louis. Akin would physically block women’s access to reproductive health clinics in the city, during what RH Reality Check describes as a “hotbed of anti-choice violence and harassment” in St. Louis.
At that time, Akin went by his given first name, William, rather than the middle name he currently uses.
Also Akin apparently donated $200 to the campaign of designated “domestic terrorist” Tim Dreste, who was later convicted for threatening to kill or assault doctors who performed abortions.