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Chart showing public support for abortion exemptions
Last week, the Republican Party officially endorsed the Todd Akin position on abortion. That is, no abortion ever, under any circumstances. And they want it written into the Constitution.

But no sooner had they agreed that yup, making women carry a pregnancy to term even if it kills them seems like a perfectly reasonable "pro-life" position, then Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was lecturing the country about the "new obsession [with] the platform of the Republican Party on abortion, which is an obsession."

Then RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer tried to explain that just because the platform does not include any exceptions doesn't mean the platform does not include any exceptions.

Then Mitt Romney gave an interview in which he demanded that he not be asked any questions about abortion because, you know, awkward.

So why don't Republicans, including Romney, want to talk about their ridiculous views on abortion? As Steve Benen noted and showed with the chart above, it's pretty obvious:

In other words, the Akin/Paul-Ryan/GOP-platform position on abortion is really unpopular.
Yup. That about sums it up. No wonder Republicans don't want to talk about it.
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Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 10:26 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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