These old white men are saying they will DECIDE whether a woman is raped or not.
And NOPE; Paul Ryan & Mitt Romney you don’t get to run away from this muthafucka!
Earlier today, Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) claimed that “legitimate rape” does not often lead to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is not the first time the biologically challenged senate candidate tried to minimize the impact of rape. Last year, Akin joined with GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan as two of the original co-sponsors of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill which, among other things, introduced the country to the bizarre term “forcible rape.”
….. Although a version of this bill passed the GOP-controlled House, the “forcible rape” language was eventually removed due to widespread public outcry. Paul Ryan, however, believes that the “forcible rape” language does not actually go far enough to force women to carry their rapist’s baby. Ryan believes that abortion should be illegal in all cases except for “cases in which a doctor deems an abortion necessary to save the mother’s life.” So rape survivors are out of luck.
And, of course, as we learned today, Akin isn’t even sure that “legitimate” rape survivors can get pregnant in the first place.
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said late Sunday night that Romney and Paul Ryan “disagree” with Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) Sunday comments claiming women who are victims of “legitimate rape” have biology that prevents them from getting pregnant.
“Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement. A Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape,” the campaign said in a statement confirmed by TPM.
Akin walked back his comments after a firestorm Sunday. Ryan, Romney’s running mate, has said in the past he opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest.
Don’t be fooled, ladies. The GOP has long since declared a WAR ON WOMEN, and Romney-Ryan need to clearly go on the record as to where they stand on abortion. But we know they won’t. THEY CAN’T. It’s all lies and smoke-screens from these clowns.
President Obama demonstrates how men treat ALL women:
Ametia is right. HELL NO, Willard doesn’t get to run away from Akin…because he can’t RUN AWAY FROM HIS OWN VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE.
In the GOP WAR ON WOMEN, Paul Ryan isn’t one of the troops: HE’S A GENERAL.
1. Willard has said he backs PERSONHOOD, which would BAN ALL ABORTIONS and most METHODS OF BIRTH CONTROL.
2. Willard hasn’t spoken with his Vice-Presidential Nominee, who is:
a) against abortion in all cases, including RAPE AND INCEST
b) part of the group, along with Akin, that tried to REDEFINE RAPE
c) is the sponsor of the FEDERAL PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
d) is the sponsor of the FEDERAL INVASIVE ULTRASOUND for women (see Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas for reference)
So, no, Willard has no credibility.
Thank you Democratic Underground