But republicans have no problem with the government of the US denying freedom to women by forcing them to carry children even if that pregnancy was the result of a rape. Just like some of these modern day republicans, in medival times men believed that women could not become pregnant as a result of rape. Therefore if a rape victim was unfortunate enough to have been ovulating during the attack and had become pregnant she was deemed not raped. Women, especially married women who had suffered such fate would often seek out abortions since they would likely be tortured or executed for adultery if they could not pretend that their pregnancy was by their husband. Heaven help them if at the time of their rape their husband was off raping and pilaging others at the time.
Chaperones, Judges and Moralizers Abortion Debate Reveals Republicans' True ColorsA Commentary by Marc Pitzke
The Republican Party has come down hard on Representative Todd Akin for his incendiary comments on rape. But as the party's new platform reveals, Akin is par for the course in a GOP which has veered hard to the intolerant right.
Tough luck if you're gay, poor, an immigrant, a minority or an independently-minded woman: These retro-Republicans don't like you, don't trust you and don't want you making your own decisions. They resent government meddling in their own lives but love meddling in yours, as chaperones, judges and moralizers.
According to CNN and the New York Times, which obtained excerpts of the platform, they would outlaw abortion without exceptions for cases of incest or rape, or when the mother's life is at risk. A "Human Life Amendment" to the constitution would make sure that the states don't create loopholes.
They would also make sure that same-sex marriage never becomes reality, calling it an "assault on the foundations of our society." Again, a constitutional amendment would annul all contrary state laws and court rulings.
Read it at Der Spiegel: