The stories of these three women should serve as a warning to Republicans, including Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, who feel its their business to tell a rape survivor what medicine she can have access to and whether or not she should have to carry the child of a rapist. Paul Ryan recently referred to rape as a “method of conception.”
Even pro-life Republicans think that other rape survivors should have the choice.
Because of Todd Akin’s incredibly offensive comments that women can’t get pregnant from a “legitimate rape”, these brave women have come forward to publicly tell their very private stories.
It’s odd that these Republican men don’t bother listening to their constituents and somehow feel that they are entitled to make laws to come between a woman and her doctor, and come between a woman’s family and her doctor. Rape is hardly an anomaly — it’s a common occurrence and most people know someone personally who is a rape survivor.
When a pro-life Republican mom who is a rape survivor says she thinks other women should have this choice, it would behoove Republicans to listen.
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