From the October 24th episode: Rachel Maddow explains that recent outrageous remarks about rape by Republicans Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are not isolated but part of an extreme rightward veer by the Republican Party at the state and federal level since the 2012 midterm election. (Excuse the election info, outdated at this point!)
Rachel Maddow reviews the litany of Republicans who made the mistake of expressing their offensive ignorance about rape and/or women’s bodies out loud in public and notes that the American voting public rejected them at the ballot box.
In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.
With just days to go until the election, neither side is willing to let the other take advantage over the comments made by an Indiana senate candidate.
Could state Medicaid funding challenges be designed to test the limits of civil rights enforcement statutes?
Terminating a pregnancy conceived in rape would be thwarting God’s divine plan, according to Richard Mourdock.
Via the Washington Post: Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, “it’s something God intended.”
With two federal appellate courts split on the issue of indirect funding bans, will the Roberts Court be the final word?
A new ploy to close down a local clinic that provides abortions was rejected by the federal government.
Texas says their crisis pregnancy centers should be the new face of the women’s heath program. Does that mean they will control who gets birth control?