GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made efforts to stay away from all of the callous and outrageous comments made by his anti-choice allies. Should he win, it's likely Romney could give these anti-choice extremists a seat at the table. Who are these extremists?
The GOP is embracing an extremism that rejects truth, scientific knowledge and common sense. The Republicans will brook no compromise in their relentless drive to criminalize abortion and revoke access to birth control and other basic reproductive health services.
Protection from rape, and the ramifications of rape, is at the core of what's needed for true gender equality. Any policy that stands in the way of that basic protection stands in the way of girls and women. It's that simple.
Let's get back to his position on Roe v. Wade going into the final days. Wanting to undo a woman's right to choose is the radical right position -- and Romney has taken it.
It's not just 'Frankenstorm' that's been brewing during the last few days. Five explosive stories have been reported in the news that are converging on the collective consciousness of women across the country, causing anger, angst, sadness and outrage.
Remember facts? Remember facts about rape? Because it turns out that a whole lot of people know less than nothing about the subject. Indeed what they think they know is a whole lot of something that is wrong and dangerous to our heath, safety and well-being.
Here's why Richard Mourdock's comments matter: The Republican Party has a brand problem, and Mitt Romney has a judgment problem.
I would never get into a relationship with a man who was constantly contradicting himself and constantly changing his views on things based on appeasing other people... and I would never vote for a President like that, either.
Republicans so far have referred to legitimate rape, forcible rape, easy rape, honest rape, emergency rape, enjoyable rape and now gift-from-God rape. They're not saying all of this because they just keep slipping up with words.
Who are we to believe? Which Mitt is it? When I heard a busload of Bain Sensata workers, whose jobs had been outsourced to China were coming to New York City, I decided to find out for myself.
Whether or not Richard Mourdock misspoke or was taken out of context, the reality is that the general concept of what he was proposing is not so wildly out of line with today's Republican Party.
Think this year's political focus on women's issues is just some overblown hype fueled by a few rogue Akins and Mourdocks? Think again. I sorted through binders full of Republican candidates, and found a real pattern.
Mitt Romney: It is time to withdraw your endorsement of Richard Mourdock. We can't go a week in this campaign without another out-of-touch politician showing his true colors on women's health issues.
Mr. Mourdock has shown himself to be a dangerous man who uses God language to inflict his belief on others. We have to reject this kind of politics, and reject this kind of religion.
The Missouri Senate contest between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin is astonishing, even without the latter's "legitimate rape" opinions. According t...
Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.