Look. If you’re going to be a journalist, you are required to provide facts. When dealing with a liar of a candidate like Mitt Romney, if you report his stated position on an issue without examining all of the other stances he has taken on that very same issue, then you are not doing your job.

To wit, Ben Feller, White House correspondent for AP is not doing his job:

Obama alluded to the provocative issue of abortion, suddenly thrust to the fore this week when Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin said the female body has a way to “shut that whole thing down” when a woman is the victim of “legitimate rape.”

The Republican platform in Tampa calls for a ban on abortion with no specific exceptions for rape or other circumstances. Obama predicted that a President Romney would not “stand in the way” if Congress gave him a bill that stripped away women’s control over their reproductive health.

Romney is on record, however, as not opposing abortion in cases of rape and incest or if it will save the mother’s life.

Polling shows social issues such as abortion represent perhaps Obama’s best opportunity to draw support from Romney. Obama already holds a broad lead as the candidate more trusted to handle those social issues among Democrats and independents. The issue is one of Romney’s biggest vulnerabilities among moderate and liberal Republicans.

Romney is on record as not opposing abortion in cases of rape and incest — as of this week. But for the past five years, Romney is on record as supporting an Eggs Are People Too (“Personhood”) Amendment.

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The immodest woman is contributing to the lust of other people.
Rev. D. James Kennedy (spiritual mentor to Missouri Senate Tea Party Candidate Rep. Todd Akin)
Even if they want to say the woman had some part in it—which in most cases they probably don’t—surely the baby did nothing wrong, so the only innocent party is killed and the rapist often goes free.
Rev. D. James Kennedy (spiritual mentor to Missouri Senate Tea Party Candidate Rep. Todd Akin)
We are told by some of the radical feminists that the women will become hysterical, that they will abort themselves with coat hanger.
Rev. D. James Kennedy (spiritual mentor to Missouri Senate Tea Party Candidate Rep. Todd Akin)
Pregnant Teen Dies Because Doctors Prescribed Ultrasound Viewings Instead of Abortion and Chemotherapy

In the Dominican Republic, a nine-week pregnant girl was diagnosed with leukemia. The girl’s mother pleaded with doctors to “allow” her daughter to get an abortion so the girl she could begin chemotherapy immediately. "I know abortion is a sin, but my daughter’s health comes first," she cried.

The doctors responded by forcing her and her daughter to view ultrasounds so the two women could see that the baby was healthy.

Three weeks after the girl was diagnosed, the doctors finally began chemotherapy, but still would not end the pregnancy. Ultimately, the young woman miscarried the pregnancy, hemorrhaged, and died. 

She was 16 years old.

[read full post at ABLC]

War on women? What war on women!?

Pennsylvania is going all-in on the War on Women.  Like Alabama, it requires your urgent attention. HB 1077 faces a full vote in mid-March.  Call or email Governor Corbett.  Sign this petition.  (Pennsylvanianians, search for and call your representative.)

 Yes, I mixed my metaphors, but do you really want me to make an “all-in/poker/vagina” joke? I didn’t think so. Let’s just cut right to the chase, shall we?

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