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Newt Gingrich Doesn’t Support Legal Abortion In The Case Of Rape Or Incest

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Just because Michele Bachmann dropped out of the 2012 presidential race doesn’t mean we’re in the clear — there are still plenty of candidates who would love nothing more than to restrict women’s reproductive rights. Newt Gingrich was asked by a voter yesterday whether he supports abortion if the woman was impregnated via rape or incest. And what do you think Mr. Compassionate had to say about that?

No, I wouldn’t make exceptions. What I would try to do is create a program that would enable women in those circumstances to have support and help them through whatever process they needed both in terms of counseling and in terms of if they wanted to give up the baby for adoption.

Facepalm. Because it’s totally reasonable to force a 15-year-old girl who was raped by her father carry the pregnancy to term. Yup. Uh huh.

Hey, Newt, make like Michele Bachmann and drop out of the race already, will you?

[Think Progress]

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