It wasn’t just Todd Akin that was treated with contempt by the thinly veiled attack on Todd Akin. It was all the people who have faithfully knocked doors, made calls, and made sacrificial contributions to elect Republicans because we thought we were welcome in the party. – Mike Huckabee
ANTI-WOMEN CONTROL freaks evidently don’t understand why females might prefer Pres. Obama to the tune of double digits as it stands now, including aiding the Democrats in fundraising. Considering extremists in the Todd Akin wing think exploiting women to push a religious agenda through policy is their duty, it’s not hard to understand. The obsession also managed to get Akin ostracized from Planet Republican when he dared to speak out loud what Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan believes, which has been codified in the Republican Party convention platform, thanks to people like Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, but now has been seconded and then some by Mike Huckabee. It makes you wonder how Mitt Romney is going to handle his Todd Akin wing, which includes his own vice president, while also trying to broaden his outreach so he can win. When you’ve got Mike Huckabee disagreeing with Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, while Mitt Romney attempts to duck the forced birth GOP platform, which his running mate Paul Ryan is “proud” to champion, represented by legislation he’s co-sponsored in the House with Todd Akin, you’ve got the makings of a political uncivil war before a ballot’s been cast.
The “LifeNews – Sacrifice Women” contingent had this to say about Sandra Fluke, who will be speaking at the Democratic convention and is fundraising for Pres. Obama:
Pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke is apparently on the Obama payroll now, as the president’s re-election campaign has called on her to en a fundraising email exploiting the controversy over Todd Akin’s abortion-rape comments to raise money.
People over at “LifeNews – Sacrifice Women” also believe Todd Akin’s language on rape is simply a “dustup.” It’s hard to comprehend how so-called religious people could be so flippant about violence against women and the brutality of such an act as rape. These people also believe a girl who’s a victim of incest should be forced by law to carry the unborn egg to term. That Mitt Romney won’t stand strongly against this and demand it out of the platform is a morally spineless act, which is made worse because the Republican Party is standing by it, which has been the case for over a decade. But now the Republicans who have insisted on this extreme rhetoric are revealed through Todd Akin speaking out loud what before has only been written down and forgotten after every convention. It illustrates the extreme and unbounded cruelty of the Romney-Ryan ticket, which can also be seen in their budget that gives the wealthy a tax break and sticks the rest of us with the bill.
Likewise, the people over at “LifeNews – Sacrifice Women” have lost the larger picture through their own obsessions with controlling women’s bodies through our wombs. Our. Wombs.
Ms. Fluke had the courage to speak out for modern women, because she and 98% of other women, including Catholics and other religious females, believe that a woman’s body is not for anyone else to control, no matter who they are.
Sandra Fluke earned a speaking slot at the Democatic convention for her bravery in taking on the male religious establishment. She spoke out for people who can’t or won’t to make certain women have the freedom of self-determination just like any man, without religious interference. She’s helping raise money to bolster Pres. Obama and Democrats because she believes they are the best offense against religious conservatives. People who continue to trash the U.S. Constitution and deny women the privacy that is inherent in the Bill of Rights, which is under threat because these same zealots want to make it possible for government to institute forced pregnancies through law.
The above is my answer to this paragraph from “LifeNews – Sacrifice Women”:
Fluke gained national attention when she argued that the federal government should force Catholic organizations and others to pay for abortion-causing drugs and contraception against their religious beliefs. Fluke is now warming up for her primetime speaking slot at the Democratic convention in early September by sending out the fundraising email and referencing Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape.”
I’ve always had respect for people against abortion rights, but they’ve never reciprocated. People in the Todd Akin wing of the Republican Party also believe they have the right to criminalize emergency procedures for women.
No one and I mean no one, certainly not government, whether state or federal, gets to force a woman to put an unborn egg over her own life.
There should always be exceptions for rape and incest, and contraception should not only be free, but so should Plan B, with abortion a legal procedure to which women must have access, regardless of their station in society. That Pres. Obama chose politics over science, scuttling the wide availability of Plan B to placate religious conservatives, putting women’s lives second, is one of the most craven and cowardly things he’s done while in office.
It proves just how controlling and overreaching our establishment political system remains in this second decade of the 21st century.
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