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    Republican official calls pregnancy by rape a "Blessing"

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    The state of Missouri has been in the national spotlight recently because of comments made by Republican Congressman Todd Akin who claimed that raped women rarely get pregnant. After his statements hit the Internet, immediate outrage burned across the country. Akin later apologized, but his statements have rekindled a nationwide debate. One that republicans desperately do not want to have, lest they alienate a wide majority of female voters.

    Sharon Barnes, a high ranking state Republican, came to the defense of her conservative colleague who she believes only "phrased it (his statement) badly."

    Barnes was quoted by The New York Times saying, "abortion is never an option." Barnes went on to biblically claim that, "If God has chosen to bless this person [the rape victim] with a life, you donít kill it."

    Barnes did not elaborate on her views for post-pregnancy care, or costs.


    The republicans are freaking NUTS! 100% Bat****e insane

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    I don't get why this is so hard to understand.

    If you are pro-choice, abortion policy is about the mother. Therefore, questions of how the mother got pregnant should be relevant.

    If you are anti-abortion because you believe life and human rights start at conception, abortion policy is about the fetus. Therefore, questions of how the mother got pregnant are completely irrelevant.

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    *****Breaking News***** A Republican is against abortion and think all babies are a blessing!!!!! These people are all crrraaaaaazy!!!

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    A potential politician doesn't understand 7th grade biology.

    That's the real story.



    It's like 1100 AD Baghdad again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    A potential politician doesn't understand 7th grade biology.

    That's the real story.



    It's like 1100 AD Baghdad again.
    happily that bufoon will be run out of the party

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    Liberal logic.

    Makes sense to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanPatsFan View Post
    Liberal logic.

    Makes sense to me...



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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowSubmarine View Post
    from examiner.com

    The state of Missouri has been in the national spotlight recently because of comments made by Republican Congressman Todd Akin who claimed that raped women rarely get pregnant. After his statements hit the Internet, immediate outrage burned across the country. Akin later apologized, but his statements have rekindled a nationwide debate. One that republicans desperately do not want to have, lest they alienate a wide majority of female voters.

    Sharon Barnes, a high ranking state Republican, came to the defense of her conservative colleague who she believes only "phrased it (his statement) badly."

    Barnes was quoted by The New York Times saying, "abortion is never an option." Barnes went on to biblically claim that, "If God has chosen to bless this person [the rape victim] with a life, you donít kill it."

    Barnes did not elaborate on her views for post-pregnancy care, or costs.


    The republicans are freaking NUTS! 100% Bat****e insane
    A "high ranking state Republican"? What does that mean? What's her position? Blogs have obliterated true journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    A "high ranking state Republican"? What does that mean? What's her position? Blogs have obliterated true journalism.
    I would be interested to see where "true journalism" exists in any form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    I would be interested to see where "true journalism" exists in any form.
    My posts are true journalism.

    Check back with this thread at 11 and I'll have more.

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    He doesn't represent Republicans they have openly asked him to withdraw. But the man is so stupid he doesn't care!

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    Let's face it all right wingers are lunatics.
    Conservatives are a bunch of two faces, everyone knows it.
    F them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santonio View Post
    Let's face it all right wingers are lunatics.
    Conservatives are a bunch of two faces, everyone knows it.
    F them all.
    Yeah, only libs are open minded, honest and nice to kittens and little old ladies. You nailed it.

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