Anti-Abortion Women’s Group Affirms Support For Akin [Updated]

Democrats and Republicans have roundly criticized Todd Akin’s comments about pregnancy and rape, but the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List remains behind him.

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Todd Akin on August 16.

Fellow Republican Scott Brown has called for Akin’s resignation from his Senate race. But the Susan B. Anthony List, a group dedicated to the “mobilization of pro-life women” with an ultimate goal of ending abortion, continues its support for Akin. The group’s president Marjorie Dannenfelser sent this statement today to BuzzFeed Shift:

Congressman Akin, a longtime pro-life leader, has said he had misspoken, and no one is arguing that rape is anything but a despicable, horrible crime.

Abortion supporters like Sen. Claire McCaskill are trying to use this issue as a smokescreen to hide from their radical, pro-abortion records that are out of step with the majority of Missourians and the American people. On the issues of taxpayer funding of elective abortion in Obamacare, protection of unborn girls being targeted in the womb solely because of their gender, and whether children capable of feeling pain in the womb should be protected, President Obama and Senator McCaskill have been on the wrong side, showing that they favor abortion on-demand, for any reason, up to the moment of birth, subsidized by the taxpayers.

Todd Akin, on the other hand, has a record of voting to protect human life. His opponent does not. We are proud to support Congressman Akin.

Susan B. Anthony List had previously endorsed Akin’s candidacy back in May, with Dannenfelser calling him “a longtime advocate for women, unborn children, and families.”

Update: A spokesperson for Susan B. Anthony List says it did not endorse Akin in May. She says that the May statement, which is subtitled “Todd Akin will Provide Strong Leadership in Congress,” is “not an endorsement.” She also said that SBA List stands by its statement to BuzzFeed Shift, but Dannenfelser has issued a new statement to media, without the final line, “We are proud to support Congressman Akin.” The new statement reads as follows:

Congressman Akin, a longtime pro-life leader, has said he had misspoken, and no one is arguing that rape is anything but a despicable, horrible crime.

Abortion supporters like Sen. Claire McCaskill are trying to use this issue as a smokescreen to hide from their radical, pro-abortion records that are out of step with the majority of Missourians and the American people. On the issues of taxpayer funding of elective abortion in Obamacare, protection of unborn girls being targeted in the womb solely because of their gender, and whether children capable of feeling pain in the womb should be protected, President Obama and Senator McCaskill have been on the wrong side, showing that they favor abortion on-demand, for any reason, up to the moment of birth, subsidized by the taxpayers.

If President Obama and Senator McCaskill care to focus on extreme positions, it is time for self reflection. It is time to answer the question why this president has recently rejected bans on gender selection and late term abortions.

Todd Akin, on the other hand, has a record of voting to protect human life. His opponent does not. Congressman Akin has been an excellent partner in the fight for the unborn.

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