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The truth is the "legitimate rape" comment made by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin -- as in pregnancy from "legitimate rape" is rare -- is not a GOP anomaly but rather another disturbing glimpse into the viewpoint too many social conservatives have about women's health and reproductive rights. And if abortion is not among the "real issues," why is the GOP platform committee considering adding a ban, with no mention of exceptions, to this year's to-do list?
Last March, in a discussion in the Kansas House about whether women purchase separate abortion-only policies, Republican state Rep. Pete DeGraaf suggested women should plan ahead for rape the way he keeps a spare tire. A few weeks later, Indiana state Rep. Eric Turner, a Republican, said some women might fake being raped in order to get free abortions.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Please.... Take a moment and see how many Conservatives like me have NO shred of agreement and..starting to get serious feelings of dislike and voter anger, about Akin? If we want to start standing on bad statements and stupid remarks by a politician to judge a whole party, BOTH .....and I mean Democrats too.....are in a world of hurt. That can go places none of us really want to go and in a REAL BIG HURRY.
Fry Akin....perhaps...and by the damage that man seems to have done, I'm starting to agree about seeing him withdraw.
The ENTIRE Conservative or even just Officially Republican group of people in the nation?? For HIS remark?? (oh..and a few others, I see HuffPo and others dug up over long years). You have to be kidding. This is just absurd lengths to milk this guy's stupidity for.
Furthermore, what he said was absolutely nothing to receive so much backlash over. Why is even alluding to the fact that false rape allegations DO occur so taboo?
Originally posted by RealSpoke
The GOP is full of people with low IQs.
If you don't like what Akin says than don't vote for him. It's that simple
Why should Akin step down?? Biden and Obama both say a lot of stupid things all the time (Romney wants to put blacks back in chains????) and I don't hear any outrage or calls from their party for those two to step down
As I mentioned, I approach politics independent but due to the vagaries of the election system and my conservative positions as a core starting point, I'm registered REPUBLICAN
Keep buying the party line. Kool-Aid does taste good don't it?
Originally posted by seabag
Why should Akin step down?? Biden and Obama both say a lot of stupid things all the time (Romney wants to put blacks back in chains????) and I don't hear any outrage or calls from their party for those two to step down.
Let's be honest...it doesn't matter what Akin said because you had no intention of voting for him anyway. Let's drop all the phony outrage and get on with the election already.
He acknowledged the fact that some rapes DO result in pregnancy, but alluded to the fact that it's rare. The theory in question has not been disproved. There is evidence for it.
As for the outrage, most of it seems to surround the 'legitimate rape' comment.
Originally posted by seabag
Why should Akin step down??