National Journal reports that Rep. Paul Ryan and embattled Rep. Todd “legitimate rape” Akin (R-MO) “share a voting history on abortion rights, including mutual support for a controversial measure that would define embryos as a person. The two men cosponsored another measure that would distinguish ‘forcible rape’ in banning abortion funding, but it was subsequently withdrawn after outrage. Akin, Ryan, and Mitt Romney also back less-controversial measures, such as defunding Planned Parenthood.”
“That broader link gives Democrats a chance to push a debate about abortion and women’s health back into the presidential race’s limelight, putting the GOP ticket on the defensive over an issue it would rather avoid and with a group of voters, females, it has already struggled to attract.”
Um, what we have here is another person on the Romney-Ryan ticket, a foursome — Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand and now Todd Akin.