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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-21-12 11:42 AM
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Todd Akin is NOT an outlier. He voices the toxic mindset of the entire radical takeover of the GOP.
GOP platform spoiler alert - no exception for rape, incest in abortion plank

Michael Van Sickle reports at Tampa Bay's The Buzz:

August 20, 2012

..... The Buzz obtained a draft of a section on Monday, ...

Titled "Restoring Constitutional Government", the eight-page section offers a snapshot of the current state of American conservatism.

It's only a draft, and the platform committee must approve it before the full Republican National Convention votes on it, but here are some excerpts from a document that serves as a guidepost for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

Human life amendment (...We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize heath care which includes aboartion (sic)/i]coverage." There is no explicit exception for rape or incest....)

Negatory on affirmative action

Undocumented workers don't count

Gay marriage? No way

No new taxes -- except maybe for war

Freedom of (some) religion

Stand your ground (The more guns, the better.)

Medical research ("We oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.")

Let's not forget THIS:

Ryan and Akin backed bill to redefine rape, 2011

Mitt Romney and other Republican leaders have been running away from Todd Akin's insulting comments on "legitimate rape." And Republicans have reason to be concerned his bizarre and scientifically inaccurate tirade amplifies the GOP's war on women. Todd Akin widely-condemned comments further damaged the GOP brand as the party bringing American women back to days of before birth control. It could cost them the Missouri Senate race and women voters in November.

Romney, who boldly condemned Akin's comments on Monday, has flip-flopped in the past when it comes to his stances on abortion. But, ties between Paul Ryan, his staunchly conservative vice presidential running mate, and Akin threaten to widen the gender gap.

Last year, Ryan and Akin cosponsored a bill to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions for rape victims. The bill sought to narrow the government's definition of rape by literally rewriting it to the term "forcible" rape in order limit federal funds for abortion coverage.

Ryan has stated in the past he opposes abortion even in the case of rape a position which contradicts Team Romney's latest statement on abortion following Akin's comments.


Akin-Ryan Personhood Bill, 2009

Photo: Three years ago in 2009 Paul Ryan and Todd Akin presented and co-sponsored the Personhood Bill outlawing abortion, birth control, Morning after Pill and In Vitro Fertilization, in effect taking control of womens reproductive rights and their bodies.

This is all the while, that the GOP want to reduce big government intrusions in American lives, which is a hypocritical campaign platform they are running on in 2012.


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The republican social engineering agenda includes considering a fertilized egg as a person, is supported by both VP candidate Paul Ryan and Todd Akin of Missouri who yesterday stepped into it.

Akins declaration yesterday that only legitimate rape which means a rape must be determined to be legitimate whatever that means would still not define the right to an abortion.

Todd Akin also co-sponsored a bill with Paul Ryan on redefining the term: forcible rape and attacks the very rights of women for their reproductive choices by the Personhood bill.

If the GOP continue to be in power, republicans also plan to outlaw birth control pills, abortion due to rape or incest and even outlaw invetro-fertilization (sic) for childless couples.

The Personhood Bill known as the Sanctity of Human Life Act of 2009, declares a fertilized egg is a human being, and therefore must be carried to term by the mother under all circumstances even if it means the death of the mother.

The exact terminology of The Personhood bill states:

a fertilized egg irregardless of: sex, health, function or disability, defect, or condition of dependency at which time each human begin shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood.

Banning Abortion Through Personhood Applies to In Vitro Fertilization IVF- Processes

This bill effectively overrides Roe v.s. Wade and prevents abortion under any circumstances and considers the killing of a fertilized egg even with the morning after pill, which would be an unknown situation the same as murder one. This would include doctors, fertilization clinics or any business involved in reproductive services.

The bill supported by VP pick Paul Ryan and Todd Akin would include in vitro fertilizations where one egg is chosen and the other fertilized eggs discarded as murder one by all persons involved. The Paul Ryan co-sponsored bill is called Sanctity of Life Act

Republicans mean to take the extremist views of social engineering society into a radical, religious ideology that 90% of Americans disagree with and would not support.


Gee, Mitt. This would put your sons in the circle of criminals.

Paul Ryan and Todd Akin are joined at the hip. And they are permanently fused to Mitt Romney and the remaining vestiges of the disintegrating Republican Party.

The entire radical Republican Party is an uncontrolled cancer on America.

The catastrophic consequences of this mob taking over our government have never been more starkly clear.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-12 12:33 AM
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1. Of course he is not an outlier. That bill had over 200 co sponsors
The most the single payer bill, HR 676, ever got was around 100 co sponsors. I think every single sponsor was a member of the House Progressive Caucus, too--and it still took them about a year to sign on to it.

And the numbers in that Caucus have shrunk from about 100 to about 70 because both Republicans and the powers that be in today's Democratic Party oppose liberals.

But, over 200 Republicans signed on to the no federal funding for abortions due to non violent rape bill.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-12 08:32 AM
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2. The pro-rape party...nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-12 02:24 AM
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3. Guess they got tired of being called the" party of no" and decided to be for something, instead of
against everything. Too bad they chose rape, but, after all, a majority of white males who claim to be hetero (or abstaining gays) are their most consistent voters.
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