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.
Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.
The “fertilized eggs as people” group is disappointed that Ryan isn’t a “better influence” on Romney.
In keeping with Mitt Romney’s strategy of distancing himself from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan is now distancing himself from Paul Ryan.
During the primaries, Mitt Romney publicly and unequivocally endorsed every single abortion ban (with no exceptions) proposed by the anti-choice establishment. Now that the GOP platform includes the same language, he’s not so sure.
For well over a week, both sides have been parsing Ryan’s abortion stance. Why is a man so openly anti-choice so unwilling to admit his actual positions?
Which GOP ticket is being nominated? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?
Which GOP ticket is being nominated, exactly? Is it the one compromised of two men who have done everything but lick the boots (at least not that I know of) of radical anti-choicers such as the Americans United for Life, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List? Or is it the kinder, gentler ticket that only wants to imprison women who terminate a pregnancy not conceived in rape?
In 2007, Mitt Romney happily embraced one of the proponents of fanciful reproductive biology and a “father” of the “legitimate rape,” uh… theory.
Calls are mounting for Missouri Representative Todd Akin to resign. But is it really best for women’s rights if he does so?