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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.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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