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Paul Ryan Forcible Rape

Dear Mr. Mourdock

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brooke Bastinelli

I'm asking you to see the eyes of a terrified girl who is in shock. I'm asking you to give a blanket and a teddy bear to a young woman who can't bring her clothes home with her because they now have to go to a forensic lab.

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Anti-Abortion Bill Reference To 'Forcible Rape' Was Just 'Stock Language' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Monday he supported removing the term "forcible rape" from his bill banning taxpayer funding for aborti...

Akin in Context: Medieval Medicine

Jennifer Wheeler | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Wheeler

Todd Akin's pronouncement was not just an isolated regurgitation of uninformed rhetoric -- it was absolutely informed. He is informed by a dangerous tradition of appropriating a woman's choice by suggesting that she asked for it. And he is not alone.