Source: Think Progress
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), a candidate for U.S. Senate, has become the poster boy for the Republican Party’s position on abortion. Pregnant women who say they were raped are lying, according to Akin. The Romney-Ryan presidential campaign is frantically trying to distance themselves from Akin, but it’s too late.
Akin’s views are typical of the GOP, which just adopted a platform calling for a “human life amendment” to the U.S. Constitution that would criminalize abortions, without any exceptions for rape or incest. The amendment has been a tenet of the Republican Party for 32 years. The party platform also supports state laws that require women to undergo medically unnecessary transvaginal probe ultrasounds.
The Republican Party is also against contraception, which would be made illegal under so-called “personhood” laws.
I honestly don’t know why any woman would vote for any Republican candidate. By the way, men ought to think about the potential consequences of outlawing contraception for women.