Congressman Todd Akin Doubles Down On Doctors Doing Abortions For Non-Pregnant Women
Todd Akin stands by his 2008 remark that doctors perform abortions on women who aren’t pregnant.
“There’s ample evidence that abortion doctors on any number of occasions have deceived women into thinking that they’re pregnant, and then collect money for a procedure that they don’t perform,” said Rick Tyler, a spokesperson for Akin’s campaign. “And I say they don’t perform it because obviously the women weren’t pregnant.”
Tyler cited a 1978 investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times that claimed that dozens of “abortion mills” were performing unnecessary abortions for profit.
There is scarce other, or more recent, documentation of alleged unnecessary abortions for profit. Asked if Akin thinks unnecessary abortion procedures are still a major problem, Tyler said, “Who would know? No one reports on it anymore.”
“That’s a war on women that never gets reported,” he continued. He added, “I don’t want Todd to be held to some standard because there’s no accurate reporting on abortion, because there isn’t.”Click here for reuse options!
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