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Ryan Would Repeal Affordable Care Act Despite Using It to Fund Projects in His District

Just because he opposes health care reform doesn’t mean he didn’t want a piece of the pie.

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Legitimate Rape? A Rape Victim and Counselor Reflects on Rape Culture Myths

When Rep. Todd Akin recently brought the phrase “legitimate rape” into political discourse, I was simply stunned. Yet his horrifying and dangerously ignorant assertion is, even after all these years, merely a bald-faced acknowledgment of what our rape culture has allowed to exist: the idea that women are only rarely “rape-raped.” 

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Rep. Peter King Wants To Put Doctors Who Perform Abortions in Jail

IBTimes/House Committee on Homeland Security Photo.

In explaining why he opposes allowing pregnant rape victims to have abortions, the New York Congressman also said he’d be all for jailing doctors.

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CBS’ Pelley Lets Romney Off The Hook On Issue Of Abortions In Cases Of Rape

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley let Mitt Romney off the hook over lingering questions about his position on abortion in cases of rape.

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The Natural Use of a Woman? Making Babies for God’s Army No Matter the Risk

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar pose with baby #19, who was born prematurely. Enlow/TLC.

A quick look beneath the surface reveals that America’s most celebrated Quiverfull couple believe and espouse decidedly unhealthy ideas when it comes to sex and babymaking.

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GOP Goes in Search of Just the Right Word When It Comes To Talking About Rape Pregnancies

Joe Mahoney/The Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP Photo.

Maybe their best bet would be to just stop trying to justify themselves.

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She’s Just an Easy-Bake Oven: How the GOP and the Anti-Choice Movement See Women

Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” went against science and reality, but that’s par for the course when it comes to an anti-choice movement that ignores the lives and feelings of women in order to paint them as reproductive objects who deserve no say in how they’re used.

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“New Life” Trumps “Existing Life” in the Modern Republican Party

Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.

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Personhood USA Unhappy With Ryan’s Dissembling on Forcing Rape Victims To Give Birth

Jason Reed/Reuters.

The “fertilized eggs as people” group is disappointed that Ryan isn’t a “better influence” on Romney.

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Ryan, Who Voted to Ban All Abortions Without Exception, Now Claims Akin’s Position “Outrageous”

Ryan (left) and Akin. J. Scott Applewhite/AP/file.

In keeping with Mitt Romney’s strategy of distancing himself from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan is now distancing himself from Paul Ryan.

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