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Pro-choice woman explains why she’s still a Republican

August 29th, 2012
05:53 PM ET

By Samuel Burke, CNN

“Republicans are for getting government out of the board room, so they should be for getting the government out of the bedroom,” says Ann Stone from the floor of her party’s convention in Florida. She is the chairwoman of a group called Republicans for Choice.

Talking with CNN’s Ali Velshi about abortion on Wednesday, Stone said, “If we really, truly believe [in] individual rights, this is a position that is totally antithetical to everything else the Republican Party stands for.”

The subject of abortion blew the doors off the American presidential race last week, when Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin laid out his thoughts about abortion in the case of rape. Akin said, “If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Akin comments reverberate worldwide

“That man is a class in and of himself,” Stone says dismissively. “This is not real science. And Akin actually believes this stuff.” FULL POST


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How Mitt Romney sees the world

August 29th, 2012
11:20 AM ET

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