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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:46 PM

Legitimate Rape is the Tip of the Republican War on Women Iceberg

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Legitimate Rape is the Tip of the Republican War on Women Iceberg

By: Rmuse
August 21st, 2012

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The prescient question is; what is the basis of Ryan, Romney, Akin, and the rest of the Republicans’ pro-life stance? It is based entirely on the Christian bible and not fiscal conservatism. In 2010 Ryan wrote that “I cannot believe any official or citizen can still defend the notion that an unborn human being has no rights” and it explains his attempt at legislation granting personhood to a zygote. In fact, while Republicans were condemning Akin, Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) and staunch pro-life advocate stood by him and voiced their unwavering support. Perkins claimed the controversy was a “gotcha political” moment, and issued a stern warning to Republicans who considered criticizing Akin, and said the controversy was to divert attention from Akin’s Senate opponent Claire McCaskill. FRC’s Action PAC president Connie Mackey issued a statement that “We know who Todd Akin is. He’s a defender of life. He’s a defender of families and this is just a controversy built up,” but like Ryan, Romney, and Republican Party, Akin is not a defender of families.

Republicans love a zygote, but they hate babies and families based on their attempts and promises to slash spending on safety net spending that provide food, shelter, and healthcare for 10-million people. As mentioned above, Ryan and Romney plan to make drastic cuts to Medicaid and Title X, and slash food stamps and housing and heating assistance that poor women with children depend on to avoid falling into dire poverty. It is the ultimate hypocrisy for so-called pro-life conservatives to claim their agenda is protecting the life of the unborn, but their protection that starts at the moment of conception comes to a screeching halt the second the unborn exits the womb and breathes oxygen without assistance.

If any woman in America has not yet figured out that Republicans, all Republicans, hold them in contempt and believe their place is on the birthing table, then they better take a better look at more than just Todd Akin. It is true that Akin follows misogynistic principles like those of his mentor, Reverend D. James Kennedy, who believes women are responsible for being raped, the bible should set laws about rape and abortion, or that they are hysterical for choosing to abort a pregnancy resulting from rape, and has no qualms forcing rape victims give birth to their rapist’s child. Romney and Ryan claimed their administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape, but their record tells an entirely different story. Ryan opposes abortion in all cases except if the mother’s life is in danger, and Romney promised if elected president, he will “get rid of Planned Parenthood,” eliminate Title X, make Draconian cuts to Medicaid that forces women to give birth with no option for aborting an unwanted pregnancy whether it is the result of rape or not.

Todd Akin deserves every bit of criticism he is getting, but he represents Willard Romney, Paul Ryan, and the entire Republican Party who have voted consistently to eliminate a woman’s right to choose. It is hypocritical of Romney and Ryan to distance themselves from Akin because his stance on women’s rights is their stance. Ryan has stood shoulder to shoulder with Akin in the House attempts at redefining rape, defunding Planned Parenthood, and giving a zygote the same rights as every living breathing American citizen, except women. Akin IS the Republican Party, and the Republican Party IS Todd Akin and they represent the dire circumstances every woman in America will face if they are victorious in November. It is impossible to isolate Akin from the rest of Republicans in Congress and GOP-controlled states because their voting records, plans for the future, and lowlife opinion of a woman’s right to choose all stem from the same source; the Christian bible. Maybe Willard Romney adheres to an extra phony religious book, but his beliefs, upbringing, and campaign promises spell the same dire results as bible-thumping Republicans that relegate women to the same place every other religious fanatic believes they belong; at home, giving birth, and desperately attempting to prevent Republicans from taking away their rights.

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solara Aug 2012 #4
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:53 PM

1. Iceberg was not the first thing that came to mind when I read tip.

Not in this context.

I do so wish it had been phrased differently.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. Frame of mind is important!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:08 PM

3. True that!


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:17 PM

5. Hahaha!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. Hear! Hear!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. Yes, yes, yes...

I've been saying, note how there is NEVER, EVER a word about the males involved in the rape?

They get a free pass.

BUT...the woman...legit rape...not legit...man oh man...it's all the woman's fault.

I just heard on Politics Nation (Rev. Sharpton)...Akin, as a current member of the House...sits on the SCIENCE Committee!

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