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Dear Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party

TweetDear Romney, Ryan and the Republican Party, You forced us to choose between keeping a larger portion of our paycheck or keeping the right to our own reproductive health.  You made us choose between fiscal reform or denying the civil liberties of others in order to adhere to your religious agenda. You made us choose [...]
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Willke: I can do math with numbers I made up

Tweet A SYTYCB entry The views of the doctor behind Todd Akin’s screwed up understanding of biology, John C. Willke, have been dismissed by ob/gyn experts. [1] Nevertheless, Willke’s claim that pregnancy from rape is rare continues to be cited as medical fact, despite evidence from peer-reviewed studies to the contrary [2]. Out of curiosity/masochistic [...]
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What else did Akin say? Parsing a perfect storm

Tweet AN SYTYCB entry By now, we’re all pretty sick of the name Todd Akin.  We’ve been saturated for days with blog posts and TV spots, repeating Akin’s claim that pregnancy cannot result from “legitimate rape.”  We’ve groaned at the mash-up of pseudoscience and rape apologism and cheered to hear President Obama refute the “offensive” [...]
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“I’ve even known some women who have been raped.”

TweetA SYTYCB entry After suggesting that women who have experienced “legitimate rape” have “ways to try to shut that whole thing [pregnancy] down,” Todd Akin donated another gem to Claire McCaskill’s Senate campaign: “I’ve even known some women who have been raped and it’s a terrible, terrible thing.” Tweet
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