Wed Oct 3, 2012, 10:09 PM
proud2BlibKansan (96,791 posts)
McCaskill surges; Akin abortion comments draw fire
Source: KC Star
Two new polls out today showed Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill leading Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin by six points as Akin faced a new round of questions about four-year-old comments about abortion providers.
In a 2008 speech on the House floor, Akin linked abortion providers to terrorists and suggested it was a “common practice” for those providers to give “abortions to women who are not actually pregnant.”
The remarks made the rounds on the Internet as Akin was in Washington raising money. For Akin, the attention to the remarks were ill-timed as he struggles to emerge from the weeks-old shadow of his remarks about “legitimate rape” that were broadcast Aug. 19 on a St. Louis television station.
Akin, a six-term congressman from the St. Louis area, reacted to the new remarks by releasing a statement from Abby Johnson, whom the campaign identified as a former Planned Parenthood director in Bryan, Texas, from 2007-2009.
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McCaskill surges; Akin abortion comments draw fire (Original post)
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|Princess Turandot||Oct 2012||#5|
Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 11:30 PM
Princess Turandot (2,246 posts)
5. “I can attest that when I served as director…we often scared women into getting services..."
“I can attest that when I served as director…we often scared women into getting services they did not need — including abortion — so we could collect the fees..." (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/03/3846620/mccaskill-surges-akin-abortion.html#storylink=cpy)
My guess? She's disingenuously referring to the 'morning after' pill even though that's not an abortion. i.e. woman comes in and says she had unprotected sex the prior night and asks what she should do etc. They advise her to be on the safe side and take the meds.