GOP Goes Full Akin Against Abortion

Platform language includes no exceptions for rape or incest


The Republican Party is poised to adopt a platform next week that calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

The abortion language, approved today by committee, is similar to what the GOP adopted in 2004 and 2008.

Controversial comments by Missouri Rep. Todd Akin about a woman's body being able to prevent pregnancy in the event of a "legitimate rape" brings new attention to the party platform, which will come for a full vote at the Republican convention on Monday in Tampa.