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Not Just Mourdock -- Meet 7 Other Republicans Trying to Block Abortion for Rape Victims

The formerly fringe view is becoming mainstream within the GOP.

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Ryan too has backed  a federal personhood measure and supported legislation (along with  at least 68 House Republicans) seeking to prevent Medicaid recipients who are raped from obtaining an abortion unless they can prove they are victims of “forcible rape.” Since his first House campaign in 1998, Ryan also claimed that abortion  should be illegal except for “cases in which a doctor deems an abortion necessary to save the mother’s life.”

Igor Volsky is a Health Care Researcher/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Igor is co-author of Howard Dean’s "Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform."

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