The woman’s vote….
Internal Republican differences….
The Missouri Seante seat and a Senate majority….
Mitt Romney Campaign focus….
“If this isn’t a war on women, I don’t know what is,” Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the dean of Democratic women in the Senate, said Tuesday in response to Akin’s comments.
In a televised interview that aired Sunday, Akin said that women had the power to prevent pregnancies that result from “legitimate rape.” In rare cases when pregnancies occurred, he said, abortions still should not be allowed.
Three-quarters of Americans support allowing abortion exceptions for rape, according to Gallup polls. Among Republicans, there is broad opposition to abortion, but disagreement over whether the practice ought to be allowed in some extreme cases.
Many party leaders agree with permitting exceptions for rape and incest, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who on Tuesday called on Akin to drop his Senate bid.
But antiabortion activists and some conservatives — including Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Romney’s running mate — believe that viewpoint is inconsistent with their belief that abortion is murder.
Sensing their vulnerability on the issue, Republicans continued Tuesday to try to push Akin out of a Senate race that they have been counting on to help return them to the majority.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) again called on Akin to drop out of the race, saying that he “made a deeply offensive error at a time when his candidacy carries great consequence for the future of our country.” Romney also called on Akin to drop out, saying that his comments were “offensive and wrong.”
Democrats moved Tuesday to tie congressional candidates across the country to Akin. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee noted that Akin was “far from alone” in his push to “redefine rape and limit victims’ access to health care.”
Akin is simply running for himself and hoping the ‘we’ll vote for OUR OWN’ will work for him IN-STATE….Share on Facebook