Friday, August 14, 2015

Doyle McManus...

...of the Los Angeles Times thinks the Republican Party has a problem with women. Ya think? From "The GOP's woman problem goes beyond Trump" (my emphasis):

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said he thinks abortion should be illegal even when a pregnancy results from rape or incest, although he said he would support legislation including those exceptions if that was the only way to reduce abortions.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reaffirmed his view that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions, not even to save a mother's life. "There are many other alternatives that can also protect the life of that mother," he said.

And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he favored legislation to confer constitutional rights on the unborn, an action that could undo the Roe vs. Wade decision.

Polls have consistently found that no more than one-quarter of Americans think abortion should be illegal without any exceptions. A 2012 CNN poll, for example, found that 83% of voters believed that abortion should be legal in cases of rape or incest, including 76% of Republicans.

The last three GOP presidential candidates — Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush — all campaigned on antiabortion platforms but agreed to those exceptions.

After last week's Republican debate someone tweeted something to the effect that "Scott Walker would rather his wife die than have an abortion." Does she know that?

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