I really wish Republicans would stop parsing their abortion views. We get it… babies, you love em…
Say you are pro-life no matter what, no further explanation is needed.
It is a loser, focus on economy, if you win the election you can attempt and fail to overturn Roe vs. Wade, for the 87544445 time.
Some on really needed to tell Rep. Akin this…
Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, quickly backed off comments that aired earlier Sunday, in which he told an interviewer that a woman’s body “has ways” to prevent pregnancy during rape and that such pregnancies are “really rare.”
Akin, a six-term congressman running against incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in an interview that aired Sunday on St. Louis television station KTVI if he would support abortions for women who have been raped.
“It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that’s really rare,” Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said of a rape victim’s chances of becoming pregnant.
“As a member of Congress, I believe that working to protect the most vulnerable in our society is one of my most important responsibilities, and that includes protecting both the unborn and victims of sexual assault. In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year. Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our society and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate to help ensure they have the justice they deserve.
“I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action. I also recognize that there are those who, like my opponent, support abortion and I understand I may not have their support in this election.”
After Akin apparently realized the post fell short, he later tweeted a clarification (though still not an apology): “To be clear, all of us understand that rape can result in pregnancy & I have great empathy for all victims. I regret misspeaking.”
Another note to the Republicans…. DO NOT DEFEND THIS IDIOT… Even if you can come up with a way to, I have no idea how you could, do not defend him.
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