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Republicans Can’t Duck Abortion Issue

Jerry1 Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 8:00 PM
HUH?
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 10:30 PM
Rape has nothing to do with the baby. The baby is innocent and it is wrong to kill an innocent baby regardless of how it got put in the mother. Sorry, a woman doesn't have the right to kill a baby just because she doesn't want it. Kill the rapist, kill the murderer, ok. But not the innocent baby.
Republican Party operatives, who wasted no time indicting their Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin for his interview faux pas on abortion, may bear more responsibility than Akin himself for the mess that has been created.

Akin’s statement, suggesting low probability of conception in cases of ‘legitimate rape,” was barely coherent and was said with neither force nor conviction. He said it was a view he “understood from doctors.” And soon after, he apologized.

Akin has served six terms in Congress with a consistent, unblemished conservative record. The fact that leaders of his own party joined hands...