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Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” Comments Linked to Spousal Rape Bill?

Todd Akin. Photo: The New Yorker.

Akin’s concerns about fabricated rape claims was evident as early as the nineties when he worried that acknowledging spousal rape might give women a way to “beat up on their husbands.”

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Letter to the GOP: I Was Raped and Got Pregnant. Here Is *My* Story [TRIGGER]

I was raped during my freshman year of college. To add to the burden, I got pregnant.

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On Women’s Rights Worldwide, The 1980s Are Calling…

Global health did not come up explicitly in the final presidential debate, which focused on U.S. foreign policy. Both candidates, however, made reference to women’s issues, primarily voicing support for women’s empowerment in the Middle East.

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No, Joe Walsh: Women Do Not Have Nine Lives

Congressman Joe Walsh says abortions never save women’s lives. He’s wrong. Here’s one story out of many.

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What Does the Church Think? Women’s Rights Framed as Religious Question In V.P. Debate

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images via USA Today.

So the question has evolved from whether women should have rights to whether men believe the church should be allowed to take them away?

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To Address Human Trafficking, the United States Must Take a New Approach

We continue to push President Barack Obama to recognize trafficking for what it is and not get mixed up in the politics of advocates who are not as focused on addressing the climate of fear and coercion endured by so many workers around the world.

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Will the First Presidential Debate Focus on Reproductive Rights?

2008 Presidential Debate. Photo: Reuters via Politico.

Wednesday’s first presidential debate will be focused on “domestic issues.” Will reproductive health questions be a factor, or relegated to the back bench?

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Misogynists Just Can’t Seem to Help Themselves: Cong. Joe Walsh Tells Sandra Fluke to “Get a Job”

Talking Points Memo reported today that Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, already controversial for his demeaning and offensive comments, and his support for Congressman Todd Akin, attacked law student and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke.

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Akin Isn’t the Only Extreme Anti-Choice Politician in Missouri

Vicky Hartzler. KY3.

Harzler is just as extreme as her fellow representative and she has no qualms about her stance.

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Todd Akin: Remove His Mask and You’ll Find Mitt Romney

Let’s be very clear that the Republican Party Platform endorses no abortion for any woman for any reason. And that this was not just the ignorant opinion of an isolated individual. This is part of the campaign of misinformation that the far Right Wing has been waging since at least the time of Reagan. 

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