By Jueseppi B.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Although Republican lawmakers are attempting todistance themselves from Todd Akin’s (R-MO) false assertion that “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy, the uncomfortable truth is that Akin’s extreme views are very much in line with the mainstream Republican party’s.
Just as the official Republican Party platformcorroborates Akin’s belief that abortion should be illegal even the case of rape or incest, top Republican lawmakers have aligned themselves with Akin on countless pieces of legislation that seek to restrict women’s access to abortion and contraception. In fact, over the past decade in Congress, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has co-sponsored 32 abortion-related billsthat Akin has also sponsored or co-sponsored. Here are a few anti-choice bills that both Akin and Cantor supported:
- HR 3: The 2011 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, first introduced in 2011, included language about “forcible rape” in its early versions that set a dangerous precedent for Republican attempts to narrow the definition of “legitimate” forms of sexual assault.
- HR 5276: The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2010 would require doctors to describe “the pain experienced by the unborn child” to women seeking an abortion.
- HR 649: The 2009 Ultrasound Informed Consent Act sought to force women to look at an ultrasound of their fetus before being allowed to continue with their decision to have an abortion.
- HR 2752: Akin was the primary sponsor of the Parents Right to Know Act of 2009, which sought to strip funding for health clinics like Planned Parenthood that provide FDA-approved contraceptives to minors without first obtaining parental consent.
Akin’s anti-abortions views are not, in fact, too radical for the topRepublican in the House. Akin’s fellow Republicans want to claim they disagree with his offensive views behind the GOP’s stance toward women’s health, but their voting records say differently.
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Ron Paul declined to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa because he would have had to fully endorse Mitt Romney for president, something the Texas congressman told the New York Times he is not prepared to do.
Paul told the Times that an opportunity to speak came with two conditions he could not agree to: that his remarks be vetted by the Romney campaign and that he give a “full-fledged endorsement” of Romney.
“It wouldn’t be my speech,” Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”
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Mitch Potter August 26, 2012
If we ever needed to vote & vote DEMOCRATIC, we sure do need to vote DEMOCRATIC now. For us (Black America) the right to vote is not just a Constitutional matter but a right borne out of struggle, out of sacrifice and in some cases out of death. Think for a moment where we are in time and you will understand why: ”If we never ever needed to vote DEMOCRATIC, we sure do need to vote DEMOCRATIC NOW!!”
Lyin Paul Ryan & Lyin UnFitt Mitt
Just Say NO To Lies In “NO”vember!
Just “BARACK” The Vote
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