Rape Is Rape: Obama Criticizes Rep. Akin's Comments

Obama says politicians, mostly men, shouldn't be making healthcare decisions on behalf of women.
3:00 | 08/20/12

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-- very first of all say. The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be pursing -- qualifying. And slicing. What types of -- we're talking about. Doesn't make sense the American people. And certainly doesn't make sense to me. So. What I think these comments do wonders for -- is why we shouldn't have a much politicians. A majority of whom are men. And making health care decisions on behalf when. And so although these particular comments. -- -- -- have led governor Romney and other Republicans to to distance themselves I think the underlying notion that. We should be making decisions on behalf of women for their health care decisions. Or qualifying. Forcible rape vs non forcible -- I think those are broader issues and that is a significant difference. In approach between. Between me and the other part but I I I don't think that they would agree with. The senator from Missouri in terms of his statement which was way up.

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