Anti-Abortion Movement Stands by ‘No Exceptions’ Orthodoxy amid Controversy

After Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial remarks about “legitimate rape,” many Republicans remain firm in their stance of “no exceptions” for abortion, reports CNN’s Dan Gilgoff. After Akin’s comments, “many anti-abortion activists have stuck by their stance against abortion rights in the case of rape.” Ralph Reed, leader of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, says that any advocacy for exceptions has “been mostly for political viability and expediency.”

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