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  •  Paul Ryan and Todd Akin have some history... (4+ / 0-)
    Akin and Ryan were the original co-sponsors of the controversial bill H.R. 3, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which initially included language which changed the definition of “rape” to “forcible rape,” until public pressure forced the bill’s supporters to remove that unacceptable and narrow definition. As I wrote previously, Paul Ryan is not just anti-choice, his anti-choice views are extreme and just plain bad for all women.

     Linking Ryan to Akin and the idea that there is such a thing as “legitimate rape” based on pseudo-science and folklore is something that needs to be done before the upcoming election. While Team Romney attempted to create distance with Akin, saying that both Romney and Ryan “disagree” with his statements, there was nothing in their statement that said they condemn his remarks as hurtful to victims. There was also nothing in Team Romney’s statement that pointed out that what Akin said about pregnancies resulting from rape being rare is just flat-out wrong.

    Todd Akin and Paul Ryan essentially see eye to eye on issue of access to abortion in cases of rape. And don't let the Romney campaign tell you otherwise!

    Here they are together:
    a picture's worth a thousand votes

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 01:12:27 PM PDT

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