GOP Denounces Todd Akin, but Enshrines His Caveman Views in Their 2012 Platform
Sure, practically every Republican politician in America is denouncing Todd Akin, but as usual with Republicans, what they say is meaningless. It’s what they do that counts.
And in Tampa, the Republican platform committee has rejected rape exceptions in the 2012 party platform.
TAMPA, Fla. — Even as Mitt Romney sought to quash the furor surrounding Todd Akin’s “legitimate” rape comments, the Republican platform committee here approved an abortion plank that includes no exemptions for rape, incest or even to save the life of the mother.
The platform committee instead approved draft language Tuesday, calling for a “Human Life Amendment” that gives legal protection to the unborn. Democrats quickly labeled the GOP language the “Akin Plank,” referring to the Missouri Senate candidate’s statements that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.
On Tuesday, not one of the 100-plus members on the GOP platform committee introduced amendments. They kept the identical language from 2004 and 2008.
All of this anger and disapproval directed at Akin is nothing but a charade. Todd Akin’s views on abortion are the mainstream GOP’s views.