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Report Surveys Abortion Restriction Landscape One Year After Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Although his "legitimate rape" comment may have cost Todd Akin an election, it hasn't stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.

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.

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Anti-Rape Bill Could Create Wedge Between Different Anti-Feminist Factions

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.

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.

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‘Women for Ken?’ A Long List of Anti-Choicers Who Don’t Trust Women

Like Akin before him, Cuccinelli also is backed by a group of intensely ideological women, each of whose roots in the anti-choice movement run very, very deep.

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.

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“Abortion Doesn’t Unrape You:” Following Election Disaster, Anti-Choice Activists Look to Re-frame Discussion of Rape

Todd Akin (right). Photo: Twirlit.

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.

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Akin Donations Prove Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Photo: Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/Zuma via Mother Jones.

Despite saying they would have nothing to do with the Missouri Republican, the party still dropped big money on his failed senate campaign.

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Post-Election, Republicans Vow No More Akins

Photo: Salon.

From now on, they’ll make sure their candidates are much quieter about their plans to ensure women lose their reproductive rights.

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Concerned Women for America’s Lesson From Election? More Media Savvy Candidates

Rep. Todd Akin. Photo: The New Yorker.

Anti-choice groups don’t think their candidates are too extreme, they just need to be better trained.

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GOP Infighting: “Don’t Nominate Dogs”

Michael Barone at Hillsdale College's center in Washington. Photo: Times 24/7 - The Washington Times.

The party continues to struggle for its own identity.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Graphic “Fetus” Poster!

Photo: The Center for Bioethical Reform.

Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.

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Candidates Who Oppose Rape Exceptions Being Supported By Victims, Those Conceived In Rape In New Ads

Richard Mourdock. Photo: Womenarewatching.org.

In the last day of campaigning, both Akin and Mourdock and looking to spin comments about rape victims into positives.

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