and give them to this.
Which is still not a person.
Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.Of course it took them only a few minutes to officially adopt the position that is already the official position of the Republican Party. All in favor of continuing to take rights away from women? Probably a unanimous "aye" on that.
The vote to endorse the party's long-standing opposition to abortion and support for a "human life amendment" took place at a meeting of the GOP's official platform committee in Tampa, the site of next week's Republican National Convention.
The party's official stance on abortion was approved after just a few minutes of discussion. [...]
"Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed," the platform language declares. "We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."
What makes it awkward, of course, is that, as Jed Lewison explained, "There is no daylight at all between Todd Akin's position on abortion and the GOP's official position on abortion." So while Republicans are running around pretending they're offended by what Akin said, they just voted to support what Akin said.
Here's the comedy gold, though:
Just one little problem with that:
Paul Ryan co-sponsored the Sanctity of Life Act, which defines a fertilized egg as a person and grants it "all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood." No exceptions.Okay, two little problems:
HUCKABEE: Would you have supported a constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?The entire Republican Party believes this shit, from Todd Akin to Mitt Romney and all the Republicans in between. Anyone who disagrees is forced out of the party. (Cough Arlen Specter cough.)
They can pretend to be "offended" by Akin all they want, but he was just saying what they all believe. And now it's official.