Republican War on Women

Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock: pregnancies due to rape are “something that God intended to happen”

On the final debate in the Indiana Senate race held last night, Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock, a Tea Party extremist, explained his opposition to abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. During his explanation, Mourdock suggested pregnancies resulting…

Republican Rep. Steve King hasn’t heard of instances in which young victims of statutory rape or incest become pregnant

I’ve already covered the travails of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri, who famously said victims of “legitimate rape” won’t become pregnant, and while Rep. Akin’s detractors have spanned the political spectrum, at least one Republican lawmaker is…