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04/19/2007


Tina Fey Rips Todd Akin, 'Grey Faced Men with $2 Haircuts' Telling Women What Rape Is: VIDEO

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Tina Fey blasted Rep. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Republicans like them at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala, Think Progress reports:

“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues, but it seems like we can’t, right now. And if I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a two dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm gonna lose my mind. I watch these guys, and I'm like, 'What is happening? Am I a secretary on Mad Men?'"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news on Todd Akin:

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — who came under fire after asserting that “legitimate rapes” don’t often result in pregnancy — was arrested multiple times in the 1980s for protesting outside of abortion clinics in St. Louis. Between 1985 and 1987, Akin worked with other anti-choice activists to physically block women’s access to reproductive health clinics in the city, during what RH Reality Check describes as a “hotbed of anti-choice violence and harassment” in St. Louis. At that time, Akin went by his given first name, William, rather than the middle name he currently uses.

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Romney-Endorsed Senate Candidate Says Pregnancy from Rape is 'Something God Intended to Happen': VIDEOS

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Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who has been endorsed by Mitt Romney in a direct-to-camera TV ad, said that at a debate this week that he opposes abortion even in the case of rape because a pregnancy from rape is  “something God intended to happen.”

Mourdock's full comment: "I've just struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from god. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

Romney’s ad for Mourdock is the only direct to camera ad Romney’s done for any Senate candidate in the general election.

The Romney campaign is trying to distance itself:

Asked for reaction to Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's comment at Tuesday's debate, Romney spokesowman Andrea Saul emails: "Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views."

The DNC slammed the Mourdock endorsement in a new rapid response ad:

UPDATE: Mourdock released the following statement Wednesday.

"God creates life, and that was my point. God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that he does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick," stated Richard Mourdock.


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