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Rachel Maddow Takes on Akin, Ryan, Rape, Abortion, and the GOP: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow covers Akin, Ryan, and the Republican Party on rape and abortion:

"But think about the big picture here for a second. Between those two guys, between Akin and Ryan. Which one is worse? Saying you want to force a woman who has just conceived against her will to also give birth against her will by order of the government?

Or - telling yourself a fake science fairy tale so you can pretend those women don't exist, and you would never want the kind of government that would do something so barbaric to a woman for nine months after the barbarism that was done to her in the incident of rape. Which is worse? The person with the fairy tale or the person without one? Because they both want the same policy either way. It's just that in the newfangled Republican Mike Huckabee way of justifying it, they drop the fake science fairy tale. They don't bother trying to make it seem less barbaric."


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  1. "Happy to have you here" sperm?!!?! LOL!!!! (Literally, I laughed out loud at that.)

    Posted by: Dback | Aug 22, 2012 2:07:23 PM

  2. "Let's think about the big picture here FOR A SECOND"


    Isn't the big picture supposed to be your premise the entire time? If you are covering HONESTLY the blatant lies and attacks on america by republicans then what. are. you. even. doing.

    Posted by: Solomon | Aug 22, 2012 2:24:29 PM

  3. Excuse me, Solomon, are you parsing Rachel Maddow here? Did you watch the enire video?Or are you just a Republican?

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Aug 22, 2012 5:16:34 PM

  4. The government and the Christians need to stop telling us what to do with our bodies when it comes to sex.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 22, 2012 6:55:50 PM

  5. I love Rachel so much! great clip and great journalism!

    Posted by: William | Aug 22, 2012 9:49:03 PM

  6. Rachel Maddow must be a ho. Obsession with abortion and birth control. Why are people sonup in arms about this? I am female and rarely worry about birth control or abortion, nor have I considered buying dangerous Mexican phcy. drugs. What's wrong with you people? !! Keep your legs together and that will solve that problem. I have NEVER been faced with an unwanted pregnancy; EVER. WTF?

    Posted by: Donna | Aug 22, 2012 9:57:58 PM

  7. Donna, you are a VERY small minority. This issue affects tens of millions of women, including over 32,000 women who become pregnant as a result of rape every year.

    Posted by: Boone68 | Aug 23, 2012 1:24:56 AM

  8. In fairness to Ryan & Akin and all the other umm, something, if the rape involved a beating on a Matthew Wayne Shepard level then there probably wouldn't be any possible pregnancy. Their thoughts? I look forward to what they could possibly be....

    Posted by: rdiac | Aug 23, 2012 2:55:28 AM

  9. I must have missed the opportunity to view the video because all I get is a Romney ad!

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 24, 2012 12:23:54 PM

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