Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Romney says Ryan won't oppose abortion in rape cases: How does the GOP base accept that?

(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel) Odious remarks by GOP Missouri Senate candidate Cong. Todd Akin about how few pregnancies result from "legitimate rape" have done more than outrage people across the country and doom Akin's bid to move up from the House.

It motivated the Romney campaign - - already trailing among women voters in recent polls - - to distance itself from Akin by assuring voters that Romney and Paul Ryan - - the "Romney-Ryan administration" - - should they win in November, would not oppose raped women's access to abortion.
"Governor Romney and Congressman (Paul) Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said... (continued)


Katahdin said...

Romney is less and less a Republican every day. I swear the bloody bastard is trying to win by running to the LEFT of Obama. Moderate at best on HHS Mandate, supporter of gay marriage, supporter of abortions. How in the hell did the Republicans select him? For the 2nd straight election we are handing Obama a silver platter with our nominee. Where is Reagan when you need him?????????

A Secular Franciscan said...

Troubling - especially given doubts about the sincerity of Romney. And in Ryan's case, if he does agree, then he is going against Church teachings. Maybe he doesn't understand what he is saying.

totustuus said...

where does that leave us? We can't vote Obama. IF we don't vote then Obama gets re-elected anyway. This is a horrible dilemma am struggling with. what CAN we do?