The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
Gov. Rick Perry has directed Texas health officials to look for funds to cover the cost of the Medicaid Women’s Health Program if the federal government pulls its funding amid a fight over Planned Parenthood.
A federal appeals court has cleared the way for immediate enforcement of a new abortion law in Texas.