Believing in magic and pseudo-science from another century shouldn’t be GOP prerequisites for the House Science and Technology Committee.
Republican Congressman Todd Akin told a Missouri news station:
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare… If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Someone who believes nonsense like this has no part overseeing science policy.
Tell Speaker Boehner to immediately remove Rep. Akin from the House Science and Technology Committee.
As part of their radical Tea Party budget, House Republicans voted to end Medicare but protect tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires, and Big Oil.
If that bothers you at all, go sign this DCCC petition which will be delivered to John Boehner when 250,000 signatures are collected. The information required: email, name, zip.
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- Government shutdown: House to begin review of next short-term CR NOW on CSpan 3/15/2011 1:00 PM EST
- Government shutdown: the GOP-Teaparty’s “Take-It-Or-Leave-It” H.R.1 Bill
IF A BUDGET AGREEMENT ISN’T REACHED BY NEXT FRIDAY, the government wil
l shut down — and the President has made clear that the current plan as proposed by congressional Republicans is not acceptable.
The final budget cannot be dictated solely by one party or a narrow set of interests — it will affect every American.
Add your name today to a petition and OFA volunteers will deliver your signatures to House Republicans and make sure your voice is not ignored:
I stand with President Obama in support of passing a responsible budget—one that cuts spending without slowing our economic growth or costing hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
Sincerely, YOUR NAME