2013 resolutions: 2) Don’t utter the word “rape” except in condemnation.
2) Don’t utter the word “rape” except in condemnation.
Lots of Republicans who oppose abortion won in 2012. But some that lost gave Republicans against abortion rights a bad name and helped Democrats brand the GOP as dangerously anti-woman.
Missouri’s Todd Akin and Indiana’s Richard Mourdock blew Senate races because of public comments about their uncompromising resistance to abortion in the case of rape and incest. Akin spoke of “legitimate rape,” and Mourdock said he thinks God intends pregnancies resulting from rape.