While the Democratic platform attempts to move American forward by embracing things like marriage equality and a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Republican platform is trying to take us backward. CNN reports that early drafts of the Republican Party’s 2012 platform include a constitutional ban on abortion – and no exceptions for rape or incest.
This news breaks just days after Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin suggested women who are “legitimately” raped can’t get pregnant and therefore don’t need abortion coverage. It also comes one year after every single Republican in the House of Representatives – including Paul Ryan – voted to redefine rape in H.R. 3 – limiting abortion to only those women who are victims of “forcible rape.”
Will someone please inform the Republican Party that America is not a theocracy – and that it’s the 21st century.