Friday, August 24, 2012

Republican Senator: GOP Platform Doesn't Mention Rape and Incest Exceptions For Abortion Because That Should Be Left to the States

On MSNBC's News Nation, host Tamron Hall invited Republican senator, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to discuss among other things, the stance on abortion adopted by the GOP Platform Committee. It led to this exchange:

Hall: The platform is silent on the issue of abortions for victims of rape or incest.

Blackburn: It is silent on exceptions because that is an issue handled by the states.

Hall pressed her on why this would be an issue for the states, considering the types of people in the Republican party, like Todd Akin and Paul Ryan. Blackburn went on a weird rant about how the platform is mostly focused on the economy and that the DNC never let any pro-life Democrats speak at the convention, or something.

Watch the full interview below:

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