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Todd Akin comments used in new attacks on House Republicans
LA Times ^ | 8/27/12 | Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 08/27/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT by DallasBiff

TAMPA, Fla. – Republican leaders may want to turn the page on Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape, but Democrats won't let them.

Phone calls started Monday in 20 congressional districts held by the GOP, linking the incumbent lawmaker to the six-term Missourian’s suggestion that pregnancy “rarely” results from “legitimate rape.” Akin is running for Senate, in a close race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill

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Akin reminds of an old Jesse Jackson slogan of, "keep hope alive", but in Akin's case it's, "keep ego alive.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 9:27:58 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

All I hear you saying is BAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAA.

2 posted on 08/27/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DallasBiff

well no one could shut him up after he saw a way to raise cash nationwide. Republicans wouldn’t shut up either. Not surprised


3 posted on 08/27/2012 9:34:46 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: DallasBiff

Republicans everywhere, from Romney on down, will continue to be embarrassed by this idiots stupidity until said idiot finally drops out. Which he will, but not until after the damage is done.

I still have my McCain-Palin yard sign out in the garage: it says “Country First”. A lesson this egomaniac ought to consider learning.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: DallasBiff
Republican leaders may want to turn the page on Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape, but Democrats won't let them.

And the LA Times dutifully helps.

5 posted on 08/27/2012 9:35:33 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: DallasBiff

The gift that keeps on giving... to Democrats and pro-aborts.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: DallasBiff

(((Shrug)))

The next district over from me they’re accusing the GOP candidate of being a child abuser.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 9:37:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DallasBiff
"Republican leaders may want to turn the page on Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape, but Democrats won't let them."

And we all know, when the Democrats say "Jump" the Republican leaders say "How high?"

8 posted on 08/27/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: cripplecreek
That is rich! The Republicans are child abuser's but the DemonRats are child murders. As usual, the DemonRats make absolutely no since at all.
9 posted on 08/27/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by elephant
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To: chris37
Things not going well in the Akin campaign headquarters, Chris?

Maybe, if you have Todd Akin's ear, that he should be more concerned about Missouri voters, rather than the echo chamber in Florida he flew to, to keep his prize(the Senate seat).

10 posted on 08/27/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Think it was pretty obvious to anyone with a shred of sense that this Todd Akin moron was doomed to be a toxic liability to the GOP’s electoral efforts as a whole.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 9:45:57 AM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: DallasBiff

This akin chump will not be pleased until he drags the whole ticket down with him. Too bad there is no way to repo his cushy tax payer paid retirement.

All the democrats love him and he can socialize with them after he is out of office for good next year.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 9:48:34 AM PDT by soycd
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To: DallasBiff

Whether he resigned or not, they would still have to deal with his comments — and he ain’t resigning. So deal with it.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 9:49:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: soycd

Akin didn’t socialize with Republicans often, much less Demwits...


14 posted on 08/27/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT by donozark (Never loan money to a preacher.)
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To: DallasBiff

I dunno, I live in Florida, Biff.

Lemme know when you’ve implemented your plan to replace Akin with someone else, ‘till then, your incessant whining only helps Akin’s opponent.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 9:52:48 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DallasBiff

If it wasn’t for the Republicans yapping on and on about it for days on end, we would not be in the mess we are in. Akin said the words and if the Republicans didn’t scream and pout, this would not even be an issue. Good luck Republicans making your job harder.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Reddon

And we all know, when the Democrats say “stay in todd akin” the akin zombies and akin himself say “Yes, we can!”.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 9:53:03 AM PDT by soycd
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To: napscoordinator
If it wasn’t for the Republicans yapping on and on about it for days on end, we would not be in the mess we are in

Oh no, Todd Akin cannot be held responsible for his words, such as the female reproductive system shuts down during rape and that basically the victim has a magic uterus.

Oops, I forgot that Saint Todd Akin, is off limits.

18 posted on 08/27/2012 10:00:11 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
Here is what Todd Akin said regarding pregnancy from rape, which has generated the apoplexy seen on Freerepublic and websites:

“It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, uh the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

“But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

Akin subsequently issued this apology:

“Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that I apologize. As the father of two daughters, I want tough justice for predators. I have a compassionate heart for the victims of sexual assault. And I pray for them. The fact is, rape can lead to pregnancy. The truth is, rape has many victims. The mistake I made was in the words I said, not in the heart I hold. I ask for your forgiveness.”

It is clear from the context that Akin intended “legitimate” to mean “actual,” not “acceptable.”

So Karl Rove's lynch mob is here on Freerepublic for what reason?!?

19 posted on 08/27/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: napscoordinator; chris37; Uncle Chip
If it wasn’t for the Republicans yapping on and on about it for days on end

You mean people like Sarah Palin saying he should go?

What part of Todd Akin being-a-boat-anchor-that's-dragging-ALL-us-conservatives-down do you not understand?!

We can NOT win Missouri with this turkey


20 posted on 08/27/2012 10:00:33 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Carl Vehse
It is clear from the context that Akin intended “legitimate” to mean “actual,” not “acceptable.”

Very Convenient, that you didn't comment on Akin's "magic uterus" theory, I.E: the female reproductive system shuts down during rape.

21 posted on 08/27/2012 10:03:49 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Carl Vehse
Akin needs those Frank Luntz moderate independents to beat Clarie.... I'm no fan of Rove, but, this mass confusion is NOT Rove’s fault. How many moderate independents have you successfully explained Akin’s language? How many of them will still vote for him?
22 posted on 08/27/2012 10:06:46 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Have you donated to the 'resurrection of Akin' yet?)
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To: canuck_conservative

of course you’re correct but expect to be called a baby killing abortionist by Akin’s supporters.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 10:07:17 AM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: napscoordinator

You can’t be that foolish


24 posted on 08/27/2012 10:07:21 AM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: bigbob; DallasBiff

it says “Country First”. A lesson this egomaniac ought to consider learning.
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i think you people need to take your own advice.
...what Akin’s said, was clumsy, but correct.
stress (rape) CAN prevent conception.
stress (rape) CAN cause miscarriage.
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i don’t let YOUR favorite news sources, like LA Times, Politico, etc., give me my talking points and facts.
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will you next HELP the liberals go after RYAN ?!?
...Ryan CO-WROTE the bill WITH AKIN,
that redefined rape.
Ryan also opposes rape, in ALL cases.
=
2) what about ROMNEY?
...what are the chances, for a NON-homosexual male,
to molest a boy scout?
almost ZERO?
...
yet ROMNEY advocates for the Boy Scouts,
to ADMIT homosexual males, for Scout Leaders, etc.
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...yet you support Romney, and condemn Akin,
for saying something clumsy, but factually true?!?
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i’m holding my nose, to vote for Romney.
and all YOU can do to help, is shill for the LA Times?


25 posted on 08/27/2012 10:10:14 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Elendur

1 so Akin didn’t misspeak
2 care to back this up with a peer reviewed scientific journal study ON HUMANS


26 posted on 08/27/2012 10:15:08 AM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: DallasBiff

It is clear from the context that Akin intended “legitimate” to mean “actual,” not “acceptable.”
Very Convenient, that you didn’t comment on Akin’s “magic uterus” theory, I.E: the female reproductive system shuts down during rape.
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viciously misquoting people, and INVENTING words,
is what LIBERALS do.
Akin NEVER said “magic uterus” or anything close.
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under extreme stress, a woman’s reproductive system basically does shut down.
(ever had a girlfriend who’s period was late, because of stress ?!? ...and rape, certainly is stress !)
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...if you’d spend as much time, helping a good honest conservative, defend McCaskill, who is 1000 times worse,
than Akin, he might still be able to win.
MOST of the worst, most unfair attacks on him,
are coming from “conservative” MEN.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 10:15:25 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DallasBiff
GOP circular firing squad Go Todd! Republicrats--hasta la vista, baby.
28 posted on 08/27/2012 10:16:20 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: hecht

Who do you serve?


29 posted on 08/27/2012 10:16:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DallasBiff

Who do you serve?


30 posted on 08/27/2012 10:17:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DallasBiff
Very Convenient, that you didn't comment on Akin's "magic uterus" theory, I.E: the female reproductive system shuts down during rape.

And where do you find that in those words of his??? You are sounding like a DU operative.

31 posted on 08/27/2012 10:18:56 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: blueunicorn6

whom do I serve?
getting rid of obama and as many libtards as possible
you obviously serve McCaskill


32 posted on 08/27/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: blueunicorn6
Who do you serve?

You are going thread to thread asking the same question.

I serve in defeating Claire McCaskill, which with your support of Akin, you do not.

33 posted on 08/27/2012 10:23:40 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
Oh yeah, when the number 1 issue in people's minds is the economy running ads about Abortion is a sure winning ticket for the Dems.

Funny how quick the GOP-e/Conservatives are to forget their own electoral history. Dems are making the same tactical error the GOP-e/Conservatives accused Soc Con candidates of always doing.

Only Now the chicken littles in the GOP-E want to claim these tactics which have always failed will some how magically work for the Dems

34 posted on 08/27/2012 10:28:23 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Elendur

I agree. I believe that the attacks on Akin by the right on this site are evidence that this country is lost. Akin has done NOTHING wrong other than POSSIBLY misspoke (I don’t believe that he said anything wrong). The moral outrage at Akin by people on this site and by those in the democrat party when there is so much evil that surrounds us is just breathtaking to behold.

I actually saw on this site by so-called conservative freepers comments such as : “I hope Akin’s daughters get raped!”

In the near future, I can see social conservatives like Akin and his supporters like me being loaded into boxcars...


35 posted on 08/27/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT by Darth Gill
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To: Elendur

under extreme stress, a woman’s reproductive system basically does shut down.
(ever had a girlfriend who’s period was late, because of stress ?!? ...and rape, certainly is stress !)

like it did to the german rape victims in Berlin or the Jewish victims in the pogroms?

I hear cookoos singing in the cookooberry tree


36 posted on 08/27/2012 10:29:06 AM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Darth Gill
Not everyone on this site is actually a conservative. There are a click of Libertine/leftists who hang out her pretending to be Uber Conservatives. Don't take the clowns propagandizing for their Leftist masters too seriously.

Those making those sort of over the top hate based comments are infiliTraitors playing for the other side.

37 posted on 08/27/2012 10:30:59 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: DallasBiff; Random_User_250; bigbob; soycd; chris37
Republican leaders may want to turn the page on Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape, but Democrats won't let them.

And supposed "conservatives" all over this website would rather beat this dead horse day in and day out then actually do anything useful to defeat O and his Progressive followers.

Odd how pathetically eager some "Conservatives" here are to continue spreading this propaganda line for the Democrat media noise machine.

38 posted on 08/27/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: DallasBiff

Oh no, Todd Akin cannot be held responsible for his words

He aplogized the next day. First of all the words were spoken....nobody noticed until the Republicans started making hay about it. He apologized for it but the Republicans were not happy enough so they complained and complained. This is 100 percent the fault of the Republicans. The media never would have noticed had it not been for the loud mouth Republicans.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 10:40:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: DallasBiff

By the time the RNC convention is over we’ll have plenty of negatives pictures to run in ads. Pictures of OWS and anarchists supported by obama himself.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 10:41:00 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: DallasBiff

Romney SUPPORTS homosexual leaders,
for our boyscouts. true?
Romney has supported abortion in the past! true?
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but right now, Romney can win, in a landslide...
however, if he (and people like you!),
keeps showing there is little moral ground difference,
between Obama and Romney,
a lot of social conservatives may still find it impossible
to vote for Romney, and stay home instead.

The LA Times, Politico, etc., would like nothing better,
than to drive a wedge between Romney and conservatives voting their conscience.

...is what you WANT?
because frankly, the person you are helping the most...
with all your many articles and posts about Akin...
putting FALSE quotes in his mouth, etc.,
is McCaskill.


41 posted on 08/27/2012 10:43:55 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DallasBiff

It is simply unrealistic to think that IF Akin dropout that that would be the end of it. Every republican running for Dog Catcher On has denounced his statements, As well they should, However I believe that was is really hurting the Republican party right now isn’t this. It is the lack of unity, They keep pushing for his withdraw. I think a better strategy would be to For the Party to say “Look he said something really stupid, He realizes it he has apologized for it.” “This does not define who he is or his respect for women or his voting record in Congress or his ideas about how to fix this country, Its time we get back to the issues.” If the Party would unify in this manner I think People everywhere could rally around this. But what the party is doing now is Giving a message that they “Eat there own” no mistakes will be tolerated. If it is fair game to go after one for a slip of the tongue Then why not go after Romney For donating to Plan Parenthood or His choice to force Catholics to adopt the Mass health plan?


42 posted on 08/27/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by Sanity is my name
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To: canuck_conservative

Yes, people like Sarah Palin.


43 posted on 08/27/2012 10:44:15 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MNJohnnie
And supposed "conservatives" all over this website would rather beat this dead horse day in and day out then actually do anything useful to defeat O and his Progressive followers.

the person who is beating the dead horse is Todd Akin, through this whole charade he been berating the GOP establishment, and not Claire McCaskill.

If he was truly running a campaign against Claire McCaskill after his stupid remarks, he would be criticizing Claire McCaskill, but it seems that Akin's real enemy is the so called GOP-e, and to the detriment of such things as the repeal of Obamacare.

44 posted on 08/27/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

If the Dems keep this up it’ll eventually reach the point of diminishing returns and be seen as carping.

Smart Republicans will be able to capitalize on that by reframing on why the Dems are so preoccupied with some moron in MO instead of on bread and butter issues like the economy. “I want to talk about Obamas high gasoline prices, and unemployment, why is it my Dem opponent wants to keep talking about Todd Akin?”


45 posted on 08/27/2012 10:46:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Sanity is my name
It is the lack of unity, They keep pushing for his withdraw. I think a better strategy would be to For the Party to say “Look he said something really stupid, He realizes it he has apologized for it.”

What lack of unity? Before Akin made his stupid remarks, he had full support.

Now the question is to you, should we support a Joe Biden gaffe conservative like Todd Akin.

46 posted on 08/27/2012 10:50:37 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Just to clarify the discussion could you explain why a supposed “conservatives” like yourself is spending all your time here shooting your own side in the back day in and day out instead of doing something useful to defeat O and his progressive fascist followers?


47 posted on 08/27/2012 10:50:58 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yes, it certainly is odd, and it certainly stinks of democrat to me.


48 posted on 08/27/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: hecht; DallasBiff

I hear cookoos singing in the cookooberry tree
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yes, and i wouldn’t be surprised,
if you also hear voices...
=
but fact is, while certainly women can become pregnant from rape
(especially repeated frequent rape, as in Berlin by the Red Army - instead of a SINGLE violent assault in the USA.
...huffington post types, love to misrepresent statistics),
it has LONG been common knowledge and medical fact, that severe stress can delay a woman’s period, reduce the chance of conception,
AND CAUSE MORE FREQUENT MISCARRIAGES.
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...if you are capable of honest research and understanding,
you can easily verify this.
and even the NY TIMES reported, that when PA changed the abortion funding rule, to REQUIRE a law enforcement report of the rape... the number of requests went from 35...
to 3 !!!
...maybe you can figure out why ?


49 posted on 08/27/2012 10:52:55 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MNJohnnie
Just to clarify the discussion could you explain why a supposed “conservatives” like yourself is spending all your time here shooting your own side in the back day in and day out instead of doing something useful to defeat O and his progressive fascist followers?

I'm not shooting, just nipping it the bud(as Barney Fife would say).

Akin is not ready for prime time, but if you want a conservative gaffe prone Joe Biden, so be it.

50 posted on 08/27/2012 10:56:42 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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