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Family Research Council took a moment out from the national media tour decrying the lack of civility in politcs and the injustice of their organization being labeled a "hate group," to give their unconditional support to Rep. Todd "legitimate rape" Akins.

Via Buzzfeed:

Tony Perkins, the president of the conservative Family Research Council, stood by embattled Missouri Rep. Todd Akin a day after he claimed that "legitimate rape" doesn't result in pregnancies, sparking a national furor.

"We support him fully and completely," said FRC Action PAC president Connie Mackey.
Perkins and Mackey expressed support for Akin in the face of what they called "gotcha politics," issuing a stern warning to Republicans — including Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown — against criticizing Akin.

"We feel this is a case of gotcha politics," Mackey told reporters outside of the Republican National Committee's platform committee discussions. "He has been elected five times in that community in Missouri. They know who Todd Akin is. We know who Todd Akin is. We’ve worked with him up on the Hill. He’s a defender of life. He’s a defender of families and this just a controversy built up, I think, it looks as though, to support his opposition. Claire Mccaskill on the other hand, has supported planned parenthood all these years, which is under investigation for use of funds, for cover up on statuatory rape and I think that Todd Akin is getting a really bad break here."

Oy. This item just speaks for itself.

Originally posted to Milk Men And Women on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pro Choice.

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