Have a question for other moms like you? CafeMom Answers is the mom-only place to get answers to your questions about parenting, your home, and more.
Here is a quote from the Republican position on abortion:
"Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed," the platform language declares. "We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."
An exemption for rape, though, is not included in the platform set to be adopted by the party Romney will officially lead when he accepts the Republican nomination next week.
And Ryan, his vice presidential pick, has opposed exceptions for rape and voted alongside Akin in the House, though Ryan now says he defers to Romney's position on the matter.
Answer by adnilm at 9:07 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:41 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by texasgurl33 at 9:11 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:24 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:51 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:56 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by wendythewriter at 10:28 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by older at 12:59 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 1:03 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
And I'm sure you'll provide us a link to the party platform, highlighting the phrase "consensual rape", right?
If it's not forcible rape that what is the other kind?
Answer by mommom2000 at 8:46 AM on Aug. 22, 2012