Todd Akin's Abortion Position Reflects GOP Platform

Lost in the national outrage and politics following an inflammatory statement made Sunday by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin in Missouri is the reality that, on a fundamental level, there is no policy difference between Akin's comments and the mainstream GOP platform.‬ Full Story »

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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Aug. 22, 2012

The contention of the opinion piece is Akin’s statement about legitimate rape, although outrageous, basically mirrors the Republican Party’s official position. Tuesday the Republican platform committee approved the plank for a constitutional ban on all abortion, rape victims included. No exceptions for rape nor endangerment to mothers. The article is supported by quotes and links to Republican sources. Given the total war right wingers have declared on women, along with their continued rhetoric about the sanctity of human life, one is left with the conclusion there are millions of voters who find the Republican platform exactly to their liking.

The Republican platform committee approved the draft on Tuesday that calls for a constitutional ban on abortion without exception for rape victims, Politico reports…. ... More »

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by Dwight Rousu - Aug. 22, 2012

Somewhat fascinating that this wild eyed radical attack on privacy rights is plainly a prime Repugnantcon position, emblazoned in their national platform, but they take the knife to Akin when he violates their code of silence and speaks their beliefs in public. How many of the other reich wing candidates just keep their apple pie holes shut, but believe the same wild eyed stuff and would act on it immediately if they had the power? Any woman who votes republican is a fool, any man ... More »

The Republican platform committee approved the draft on Tuesday that calls for a constitutional ban on abortion without exception for rape victims, Politico reports. More »

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by Randy Morrow - Aug. 22, 2012

that the draft of the GOP’s official 2012 platform calls for a federal ban on abortion with no exception for rape and incest survivors — the same policy Akin ... More »

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