GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion

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    GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In an effort to explain his stance on abortion, Representative Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, provoked ire across the political spectrum on Sunday by saying that in instances of what he called “legitimate rape,” women’s bodies somehow blocked an unwanted pregnancy.

    Asked in an interview on a St. Louis television station about his views on abortion, Mr. Akin, a six-term member of Congress who is backed by Tea Party conservatives, made it clear that his opposition to the practice was nearly absolute, even in instances of rape.

    “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/us/politics/todd-akin-provokes-ire-with-legitimate-rape-comment.html?_r=1&hpw#commentsContainer

     
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    Although he would probably phrase it differently, the GOP VP candidate essentially agrees with Akin......that the only time abortion should be allowed is when the life of the mother is in danger.  Otherwise, rape and incest are not legitimate reasons for an abortion.
     
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    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion : While I don't agree with either of them what does it matter? Ryan nor Akin can change Roe v Wade. Do all the hand-wringing you like...that's a fact.
    Posted by WhichOnesPink2[/QUOTE]

    Well, Akin is finished but Ryan most certainly can have an impact on abortion rights and access.  True that Roe vs Wade isn't going away, but thats never stopped the GOP in their quest to make rediculous limitations on abortion.
     
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    And since Obama as a state senator voted not to ban  partial birth abortion, the Dem position: taxpayer paid abortion on demand, at any time until the child is born...
    .President Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to speak in favor of the position that a child who survives an abortion and fully exits the womb can still be killed by the abortionist.
     
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    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion : True that Roe vs Wade isn't going away Should have stopped at this since this is all that matters.  And how as a VP could Ryan have an impact on abortion rights? Please explain.
    Posted by WhichOnesPink2[/QUOTE]

    Ryan won't be VP, but as a GOP congressman he votes on funding and access bills that are brought to the floor. 
     
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    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]Although he would probably phrase it differently, the GOP VP candidate essentially agrees with Akin......that the only time abortion should be allowed is when the life of the mother is in danger.  Otherwise, rape and incest are not legitimate reasons for an abortion.
    Posted by UserName99[/QUOTE]

    The real candidate you  should be scared of is the Dem candidate, who openly endorses post abortion termination, ie. infanticide.


     
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    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]Could it be that UserName00 is lying when he/she/it claims that the GOP is clarifying its view on rape/abortion?
    Posted by Newtster[/QUOTE]

    Its not lies, its reality.  The ideological base of the party only agrees to abortion when a woman's life is in danger.  Rape is not a valid exception....and the VP candidate on the GOP ticket is aligned with Akin on the subject.
     
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    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]Could it be that UserName00 is lying when he/she/it claims that the GOP is clarifying its view on rape/abortion?
    Posted by Newtster[/QUOTE]

    The G.O.P. believes that due process rights should be afforded a fetus.  They would outlaw abortion rights.  It is unclear whether even the health of mother would be an exception.   That's from their last national platform.
     
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    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion : The G.O.P. believes that due process rights should be afforded a fetus.  They would outlaw abortion rights.  It is unclear whether even the health of mother would be an exception.   That's from their last national platform.
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]

    How are they going to outlaw it when SCOTUS has said it is a right?

    Wanting and doing are two different things.
     
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    Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion

    In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion : How are they going to outlaw it when SCOTUS has said it is a right? Wanting and doing are two different things.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    They propose a constitutional amendment.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: GOP clarifies its view on rape/abortion : So much for the "GOP stance". Poof
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    Except for the whole desire to ban abortion which the G.O.P. has as part of their platform.  Akin is stupid about his take on biology, but politically he appears pretty mainstream for his party.
     
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    Roe is beside the point.

    Akin is indeed part of a siginificant faction of GOPers who are out-flanking Roe in any and every way they possibly can, from arresting doctors to de-funding Planned Parenthood, they want to eliminate the "choice" from pro-choice.

    I don't think he represents all GOPers or all Missourans, but his nomination for Senate shows that he does at least represent a fair portion of Missouri GOPers.


    And no doubt, the top of the GOP ticket is anti-choice.




     

     
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