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CHART: Akin’s Views On Women’s Health Are In Line With GOP

By Igor Volsky and Adam Peck on August 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

"CHART: Akin’s Views On Women’s Health Are In Line With GOP"

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Republicans have distanced themselves from Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) “legitimate rape” comments, arguing that his insulting remarks are an embarrassment to the party. But peel away the outrageous rhetoric, and Akin’s policy positions on women’s health — his opposition to a woman’s right to choose and support for restricting access to contraception — are in line with GOP orthodoxy:

Akin has voted with a majority of his GOP colleagues 95.5 percent of the time in the 112th Congress, tied for the sixth-highest member who has voted in line with his party.

Adam Peck designed the graphic.

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