In a recent statement that was both factually inaccurate and horribly offensive, Republican Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said that victims of “legitimate rape” don’t get pregnant because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Okay, I get the inaccurate part, but how is this “horribly offensive?” At least make your faux outrage plausible.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to distance themselves from the remark — but the fact is they’re in lockstep with Akin on the major women’s health issues of our time. Just this morning, the Republican Party voted to include the “Human Life Amendment” in their platform, calling for a constitutional ban on abortions nationwide, even for rape victims.
I just may side with them if the other shoe you’re about to drop is that I have to pay for this. But speaking of offensive inaccuracies, Romney didn’t “try” and distance himself from the Human Life Amendment, he DID. You may not know this, I’m not sure what gets through the condom bubble, but Romney isn’t fully embraced by a large portion of the right because of his squishy anti-abortion stance. But nice try. You get an A for
Several Romney supporters and advisers stood silently by while this vote took place, and the Los Angeles Times reports that the platform “was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.”
ABC News - Romney believes abortion should be legal in cases of rape or incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger. Should the Romney team have rushed the stage and flipped over lecterns?
President Obama spoke out in response to Akin’s comments: “What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”
Unless it’s to make every man pay for a women’s lifestyle choice.
This controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident. It’s a reflection of a Republican Party whose policies are dangerous for women.
Correction – Dangerous to money-grubbing socialist women who cannot take responsibility for their own “choice.”
There is a clear choice for women in this election:Stand with President Obama.
Sluts for Obama!
I entered this national debate on women’s rights in February, when, as a Georgetown Law student, I testified before members of Congress on the issue of contraception.
No, that was a concocted photo op that was designed to get where we are now, talking about abortion instead of the dude, that women are standing by, and his dismal economic record.
Without knowing me or my story, Rush Limbaugh called me a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his radio show.
You are. You want me to pay for your bedroom activity. I get f*cked, alright, in the wallet. You are a slut.
Many Americans stepped forward to tell me they agreed with me, and supported my right to speak out without being verbally attacked. President Obama stood with us.
You have no right to not be verbally attacked, which is what I am doing right now. How long before you have a law saying I can’t do this?
Mitt Romney, on the other hand? He didn’t even condemn the remark, instead saying only: “It’s not the language I would have used.”
You realize the last sentence makes no sense. I see a condemnation. He said he wouldn’t have used that language. What the hell do you want?
Since that moment, I’m even more resolved to continue the fight to make sure every single woman — and every man who cares about the women in his life — knows exactly what’s at stake in this election.
The Republicans are frighteningly clear on these issues.
Yes. Pay for it yourself. That is indeed frightening to a socialist.
The party platform itself includes a “salute” to states that have pushed “informed consent” laws, such as those that force women seeking an abortion to first undergo an invasive and medically unnecessary ultrasound.
Do you want abortions rare or do you not? Part of making them rare is to fully disclose exactly what’s going to happen and who it is going to happen to. I realize you want to keep the murders as pleasant an experience as possible, but I was given an invasive ultrasound before my gall bladder operation, and it didn’t have a brain, a nervous system and a heartbeat and they pretty much knew where to find it, you know, with the anatomy books and stuff right there on the shelf. You just want women ignorant of the facts. That isn’t championing the cause of women, particularly if the baby is a girl.
Just last year, Paul Ryan joined Todd Akin and more than 200 other Republicans in co-sponsoring legislation that would have narrowed the definition of rape, limiting which victims of rape were “legitimate” enough to receive financial assistance for access to abortion care.
Listen, stupid. This isn’t an attempt to assign “levels of rape.” It’s to distinguish between rape and false claims of rape in order to get an abortion on the tax payer dime. You know all about fraud, right? It’s how your party wins elections.
Mitt Romney famously says he would “get rid of” Planned Parenthood if he had the chance. And both Romney and Ryan pledge to go back to a system where insurance companies can discriminate against women and charge us more than men for the same health insurance.
Progressive tax? YES! Progressive insurance rates? BOOOOOOOOO! Women cost more than men, Sorry. Fact.
Akin’s comments shouldn’t be surprising. But this isn’t about him — just like it was never about me.
No, it’s about personal responsibility versus shared irresponsibility.
President Obama has told us what he’s fighting for: “I want women to control their own health choices,
With everyone else’s money.
just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons.”
Huh? What opportunities are we talking about here? The opportunity to get an abortion? I bet they can’t wait!!
Republicans, led by Romney and Ryan, have made it clear that they want to make our decisions for us.
No, you make bad decisions all by yourself.
President Obama trusts us to make our own.
He’s counting on you to make bad decisions, otherwise socialism gets the abortion. Socialism is the result of an electorate thirsty for a bailout from all their poor decisions.
It’s as simple as that.
Join me and stand with him today:
Ht/ Mary From Marin