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It’s 2012, and the GOP takes a clear stance affirming pro-rape, womb-controlling culture

Some headlines, just from today:

And, even as Rep. Todd Akin was being called on the carpet by bad PR shell-shocked GOP colleagues and asked by some to drop out of his Senate race, the party was officially doubling down in support of his position anyway:

GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform

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.

When will America wake up and see the GOP in 2012 has become nothing more than a pro-rape culture endorsing, womb-controlling, misogynist entity?

The freaking hypocrisy of those in the party calling for Akin’s head because his over the top comments blew up in their faces today. Leading lights of this party have been working overtime in the states trying to curtail (or kill) easy access to contraception (for poor/working women) and to legalize state-sanctioned rape of women seeking an abortion. This party’s mission surely has nothing to do with its full-throated proclamations about “individual liberty” — if there are Republicans out there who want to take their party back from these extremists, they haven’t done anything of consequence to take power and influence away from them.

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