HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Mourdock (is only) One Of...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:32 PM

Mourdock (is only) One Of At Least 15 GOP Senate Candidates Who Oppose Abortion For Rape Victims


Mourdock One Of At Least 15 GOP Senate Candidates Who Oppose Abortion For Rape Victims

-snip-

The political action committee Republican National Coalition for Life submits questionnaires to GOP candidates about their positions on choice issues and then endorses candidates who advocate a strict anti-abortion platform. Selected candidates must be "unconditionally pro-life" and "recognize the inherent right to life of every innocent human being, from conception until natural death, without discrimination."

So far, the group has endorsed 10 such Republican Senate candidates: Akin and Mourdock, as well as George Allen (Va.), Rep. Rick Berg (N.D.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.), Rep. Pete Hoekstra (Mich.), Josh Mandel (R-Ohio) and Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.).

As Slate's William Saletan notes, there are also five other Senate candidates who hold this position: Michael Baumgartner (Wash.), Wendy Long (N.Y.), John MacGovern (Vt.), John Raese (W.Va.) and Tom Smith (Pa.).

Smith and Heller -- as well as a number of other GOP Senate candidates -- distanced themselves from Mourdock when contacted by The Huffington Post on Wednesday. But in the end, they all share the underlying view that rape victims should not have access to abortion.

And while Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) canceled her fundraising appearance for Mourdock on Wednesday, she still went to campaign with Berg the following day. Ayotte's office did not return a request for comment.

-snip-

Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/richard-mourdock-abortion_n_2018934.html




10 replies, 1072 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Mourdock (is only) One Of At Least 15 GOP Senate Candidates Who Oppose Abortion For Rape Victims (Original post)
Tx4obama Oct 2012 OP
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 #1
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #2
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #3
Cha Oct 2012 #5
NCLefty Oct 2012 #6
crunch60 Oct 2012 #7
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #8
KatyMan Oct 2012 #10
TexasCPA Oct 2012 #9

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:38 PM

1. Shared.

Good information to have. Thank you!

I don't know why it's not showing in the tweets counter. It's in my feed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:48 PM

2. Refresh the page. The tweets counter is showing 3 tweets now :) n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:11 AM

4. Duh! I'm a dumb butt!

Thanks for pointing that out!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:01 AM

3. The American Taliban

And if Mitt Romney won't even fight them, he sure can't fight any Taliban anywhere else. His silence=consent.

FAIL.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:05 AM

5. KNR!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:48 AM

6. I like how Romney was ignoring reporters' questions on this today.

"WE WILL NOT DUCK THE TOUGH ISSUES! MIT ROMNEY! WILL NOT DUCK THE TOUGH ISSUES!" -Paul Ryan over and over again

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:55 AM

7. I just wrote a nice long letter to Sen. Heller here in Nevada on his anti- abortion stance for rape

 

victims. He will not like it, be assured.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 02:03 AM

8. Yes, yes, yes, vote against Ted Cruz!

I'd vote for Ted the talking teddybear before voting for Cruz.



http://www.tedisreal.com/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Indpndnt (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:32 AM

10. Right there with you.

I am so utterly embarrassed that Texas is going to have this TeaBagger in government.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:06 AM

9. Whey are Republcians so obessed with rape?

This is what cost Clayton Williams from becoming governor of Texas in 1991:

Rape is like the weather, if itís inevitable, relax and enjoy it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread