(CNN) - Rep. Todd Akin's recent comment on rape has continued to reverberate in the close race for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. The six-term Congressman caused an uproar after he said in a recent interview that a woman's body is capable of preventing pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape." So far, Akin has ignored calls for him to abandon his run for Senate.
CNN Contributor LZ Granderson says the controversial statement by Akin isn't an isolated view, but rather stems from the GOP's mission to end abortion.
[0:34] "The truth is the 'legitimate rape' comment made by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is not a GOP anomaly, but rather another disturbing glimpse into the viewpoint too many social conservatives have about women's health and reproductive rights."
[2:02] "Since the tea party helped pull the GOP back into power in 2010, under the guise of controlling government spending, close to 1,000 anti-abortion bills have been introduced across the country. I can't think of anything approaching that number of bills with the goal of creating jobs in that same time span, can you?"
Read more of LZ Granderson's columns at CNN Opinion.