Two hundred republicans voted for a bill that used the words,'forcible rape'.Now Ryan and Twitt are asking Akin to quit the race ---because he SAID what they both want,--an excuse to outlaw abortion for ANY reason. Twitt and Ryan both know Akin's statement is a medically proven lie but they act only because they know it will most likely cost republicans a senate seat. In addition, the republican party now proclaims it to be their unified agenda to outlaw abortions for ANY reason, the clear implication being that they agree with Akin..
I disagree with abortion as a birth control method but no national laws should be passed based on lies. There is no such thing as "legitimate" rape . All rapes are illegal in the USA and I certainly hope that republican rhetoric will never make it otherwise. That republicans would stoop so low as to cooperate in exposure of their own women to that blame the victim mentality shows complete lack of decency. Each time I think I have spotted honor among republicans, they act as a group to prove there is none.
Mitt said on Huckabee that he is for a constitutional amendment that defines at the moment of conception a person. Thus he said he does not wish for the right to abortion in the case of rape or incest. Maybe he does not know what he is for as in the same interview he said he goes with what is politically viable.