In the wake of Akin’s “women can’t get pregnant as a result of legitimate rape” nonsense, Romney and Ryan seem to be trying to tack to the middle on women’s reproductive rights. Don’t let them.
Mitt Romney told the racist douchebags at National Review Online [to which I refuse to link] that he found Akin’s comments “insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.” Congratulations, Mittbot! Your platitudes chip has finally been installed! It’s about time.
Also, the Romney campaign released the following statement:
“Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape,”
To that, I say — HORSESHIT.
By its very definition, a personhood amendment bans abortion in instances of rape. A personhood amendment bans abortion — period. Along with hormonal contraception (like birth control pills and IUDs) and in vitro fertilization (because not every egg makes it out of the petri dish alive).
These are facts. You can look them up.
The only possible reason that Romney is now claiming that the Romney/Ryan ticket would not oppose abortion in the instances of rape is because they are running as fast as they can away from Teabilly Idiot Todd Akin and because people are appalled that a pregnant 16 year-old was left to die in Dominican Republic as a result of that country’s personhood amendment.
They have not had a change of heart, and you are foolish if you think they have.
[read full-post at ABLC]