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Dr. “Spastic Tubes,” Todd Akin & the Argument that Rape Victims Don’t Exist

Rachel Maddow discusses the resurfacing argument that rape victims cannot get pregnant– one that is easily and frequently disproved– as being a reasoning device for politicians who wish to completely outlaw abortion without feeling immoral.

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Todd Akin, Rape, and the Larger Problem of Limiting Health Care Options

A woman with a pregnancy as the result of rape is facing one of the most difficult and confusing situations imaginable. Indeed, the larger problem remains, which is that Rep. Akin and his conservative allies in Congress and state legislatures stand by their desire to limit the health care options a pregnant woman has available to her.

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The Party Wants Akin Out, Anti-Choice Interest Groups Don’t

Is the right about to have its first major splintering?

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Anti-Abortion Extremists Mainstreamed to GOP Leadership

Rachel traces the most recent history of Republican politicians making arguments about the legitimacy of rape victims’ rights and shows that extreme positions are no longer contained in the party’s fringe.

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Republicans Loudly Distance Themselves From Akin’s Comments

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If you are curious who is worried about their reelections, watch who is publicly denouncing the Missouri congressman’s “legitimate rape” remarks.

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Is It Really Best for Women If Akin Withdraws? Questions About a Defining Moment

Calls are mounting for Missouri Representative Todd Akin to resign. But is it really best for women’s rights if he does so?

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Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comment Latest Declaration That Women Are Liars Or Sluts

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So, does a pregnancy as a result from sexual assault mean somehow she wanted it?

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MO Senate Candidate Todd Akin Says Abortion Not Necessary Because Women’s Bodies Can “Shut Pregnancy Down” After Rape

Missouri Tea Party Senate Candidate doesn’t think abortion in cases of rape is really necessary. Why? Because in cases of “legitimate rape” women’s bodies know how to prevent a pregnancy from happening in the first place.

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Todd Akin Claims Women’s Bodies Can Prevent Pregnancies After Rape

Missouri Tea Party Senate Candidate Todd Akin doesn’t think abortion after rape is necessary because in cases of “legitimate rape” women’s bodies can prevent a pregnancy.

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Akin: There Is No Free (School) Lunch

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There’s nothing worse than a bunch of freeloading hungry elementary school kids, right?

 

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