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Republicans Can’t Duck Abortion Issue

Leonard152 Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 1:59 AM
Abortion is an important issue but it is Obama's issue. It is, like other issues, a distraction and diversion in the 2012 campaign. Many Americans care about abortion but more care about their financial welfare and the declining economy. For this election we need to stay focused on the economy and stop letting Obama divert our attention from it. We can deal with abortion and other social issues after we get rid of Obama.
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...