A new report from the National Women’s Law Center shows that although Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment may have cost him an election, it hasn’t stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.
A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.
American Bridge has released a detailed list of the women who are a part of Women for Ken, the group of intensely ideological, anti-choice women who support Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Faced with polls saying that eight in 10 Americans think abortion should be legal when a pregnancy results from rape, anti-choice activists are actually pushing for more public discussion of the issue. It’s part of a long-term campaign to try to change Americans’ minds and to bring the country closer to banning abortion in nearly all cases.
Despite saying they would have nothing to do with the Missouri Republican, the party still dropped big money on his failed senate campaign.
From now on, they’ll make sure their candidates are much quieter about their plans to ensure women lose their reproductive rights.
Anti-choice groups don’t think their candidates are too extreme, they just need to be better trained.
The party continues to struggle for its own identity.
Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.
In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.