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Does the Republican Party Have a Future?

Abe Froman Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:27 AM
It is not "nuance" when someone makes a false statement. If a politician says a woman's body can "shut that whole thing down," he's wrong. It CAN'T. Non potest. Es Kann nicht. There it is in Latin and German, since English isn't getting through. Go back and listen to Akin's statement. He was saying abortion shouldn't be allowed, because in cases of "legitimate rape" a woman's body has some power to spontaneously abort. There's no "nuance" here; Akin was saying women don't need to have abortions after rape, because they can have some type of natural, spontaneous abortion. That's simply not so, and rape induced pregnancy are a problem, even Akin clearly doesn't think so.

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