Senator Rand Paul hurt himself with Iowa’s social conservatives in a potential 2016 run after his botched abortion comments during a CNN interview.
Tag: Abortion Exceptions
After hours of discussing the merits and demerits of the ongoing candidacy of Todd Akin on various Facebook threads, the truth finally came to the surface. This election is about voter and politician discomfort. Few want to talk about rape, of course. It is not an easy subject. It is both a violent act and [...]
Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) made an incredibly stupid statement on Sunday about abortion and rape when he discussed “legitimate rapes” and discussing how conception rarely happens during a rape (no evidence of that). He appeared insensitive, and that is something that Republicans can ill afford. Since then his opponent in the Missouri Senate Race, incumbent [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Two candidates trying to woo the pro-life voter have made public statements repudiating their formerly stated positions of accepting abortions in the cases of rape and incest. Five days before the Iowa Caucuses, I asked former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich how allowing abortions in [...]