Tom Smith, the GOP candidate for the US Senate in Pennsylvania, has just stepped in to clean up the pregnancy/”legitimate rape” kerfuffle created by his fellow Senate candidate, Todd Akin of Missouri.
Smith condemned Akin’s infamous comment, yet agrees with Akin and the GOP platform that abortion should be criminalized without any exceptions. Then Smith went on to break new ground on the issue, articulating … um … a handy new way to think about a rape victim who is impregnated with her attacker’s seed. Says Smith, it should be a just another case of “giving birth out of wedlock.”
In the modern Republican Party, this is moderation.
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