The Republican Party is planning a tough anti-abortion platform to be unveiled at the Convention next week, so why are they throwing Rep. Todd Akin under a bus? Many, including vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, share his views:
CNN: The Republican Party is once again set to enshrine into its official platform support for “a human life amendment” to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday.
“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed,” the draft platform declares. “We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”
A new SurveyUSA poll in Missouri finds that 54%, including a majority of men and women, say Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) should quit the U.S. Senate race and allow another Republican to run in his place, while 35% say the embattled candidate should continue his bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill, whose poll numbers are horrible for an incumbent.
Todd Akin fall-out continues:
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