Republicans hoping to take down abortion and Obama thought they had a winning issue in the debate over "personhood." Lawmakers in Virginia passed a personhood bill in the House of Delegates; in Oklahoma, the Senate overwhelmingly gave the green light to a similar plan; referendums were introduced twice in Colorado and once in Mississippi. And in at least a dozen states, anti-abortion activists are attempting to place such initiatives on the ballots this year.
The laws are intended to override the Supreme Court's landmark ruling, Roe v. Wade and effectively prohibit virtually all abortions. It is of interest to note that in 2011, Supreme Court Justice Antonin “Broccoli” Scalia argued that women do not have equal protection under the 14th amendment as "people" because men's rights are guaranteed by specific language in the Constitution, but women's rights are not mentioned.
Todd Akin actually has plenty of company. Like Rep., who sponsored an amendment that would promote contraception for wild horses while he voted against contraception for women. I guess impregnating a horse would be a political disaster.
Or Rep.of Nebraska wants to redefine rape. He feels pregnancies resulting in women who were raped while drugged or extremely intoxicated, mentally incapable, or victims of date rape would not be considered the result of [“forcible rape”]. Because you drunken retards are just a bunch of shameless hussies, anyway.