President Obama To Todd Akin: Rape Is Rape [Video]
President Obama has an important message for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, “rape is rape.” Akin has come under fire from the left and right this week over a controversial statement he made in which he claimed a woman’s body has the natural ability to abort a pregnancy that results from rape.
During his first open questions session in weeks with the White House press corps President Obama was asked what he thought about the comment when a reporter asked: “Do you think those comments represent the views of the Republican party in general?” President Obama responded:
“The views expressed were offensive. The idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people, and certainly doesn’t make sense to me.”
President Obama then used the moment to comment on decisions regarding women’s health:
“What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, the majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”
While Mitt Romney has denounced Todd Akin’s comments President Obama mentions that the qualification of rape represent different ideologies between the two parties.
Here is President Obama’s full response to the reporters question:
In completing the question Obama quickly admitted that the rest of the GOP likely does not agree with the comment made by Todd Akin.
Do you think President Obama’s stance than women’s health issues should be dealt with by women lawmakers is correct?